Boon experience

In mahamudra meditation, an experience of bliss, clarity, non-conceptuality and bareness that arises as a bonus result of the attainment of a stilled and settled state of shamatha. With this experience, the meditator still has a dualistic sense of there being the meditator on the one side and, on the other, these four as things to be meditated on or experienced. Such an experience is fleeting and not stable.

Tibetan: ཉམས། nyams

J. Hopkins: Visionary experience

Synonyms: Flash experience

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