Shamatha

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A stilled and settled state of mind, attained through meditation, in which the mind is stilled of all mental flightiness and mental dullness, is settled down on an object and remains there, and is accompanied by an exhilarating sense of fitness. Some translators render the term as "calm abiding" or "mental quiescence."

Tibetan: zhi-gnas

Sanskrit: shamatha

J. Hopkins: Calm abiding

Synonyms: Stilled and settled state of mind; Mental quiescence; Calm abiding


Other languages

العربية: شاماتا
Deutsch: Shamatha
Русский: Шаматха

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