stilled and settled state of mind

A 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. Also called a "serenely stilled and settled state of mind," "shamatha." Some translators render the term as "calm abiding" or "mental quiescence."

Tibetan: zhi-gnas

Sanskrit: shamatha

J Hopkins: calm abiding.


Other languages

Italiano: stato mentale calmo e posato
Русский: спокойное и устойчивое состояние ума
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