Samādhāna

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Samadhana, SamAdhAna, Samaadhaana


samādhāna (‘keeping [the mind] well-established [in the ātman or God]’)

Advaita Vedānta describes a four-fold sādhana (spiritual discipline) generally called sādhanacatuṣṭaya. The third step, the śamādiṣaṭka (the group of six steps), includes samādhāna as the last item. It is concentration of mind on the object of contemplation.

(See SĀDHANACATUṣTAYA.)

This word is also used to indicate a suitable or satisfactory reply given to a doubt or a query or an objection raised in philosophical disputations.

In a more general sense, it means pacification of an aggrieved party.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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samādhāna (‘keeping [the mind] well- established [in the ātman or God]’) Advaita Vedānta describes a four-fold sādhana (spiritual discipline) generally called sādhanacatuṣṭaya. The third step, the śamādiṣaṭka (the group of six steps), includes samādhāna as the last item. It is concentration of mind on the object of contemplation. (See SĀDHANACATUṣTAYA.) This word is also used to indicate a suitable or satisfactory reply given to a doubt or a query or an objection raised in philosophical disputations. In a more general sense, it means pacification of an aggrieved party.