Absorption of cessation

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The absorption of cessation (S. nirodha-sa-mapatti; Tib. འགོག་པའི་སྙོམས་འཇུག, Wyl. 'gog pa'i snyoms 'jug) is identified in the Sanskrit Abhidharma tradition as an advanced state of meditation in which the ordinary mind and mental events are temporarily brought to a halt. It is known as the highest state of mundane samadhi meditation and is cultivated by shravakas as a preliminary to nirvana.

It is identified as one of the fourteen non-concurrent formations mentioned in the Abhidharma-kosha.

Alternative Translations

  • Serenity of cessation
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