Nirodhasāmapatti (T. འགོག་པའི་སྙོམས་འཇུག, 'gog pa'i snyoms 'jug), or "absorption of cessation," 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.
This formation is identified as:
- one of the fourteen non-concurrent formations of the Abhidharma-kosa
- one of the twenty-four non-concurrent formations of the Gateway to Knowledge
In the abhidharma tradition of the Vaibhāṣika school, non-concurrent formations are understood as substantially existent entities. In the Sautrantika Abhidharma and in the Higher Abhidharma traditions, these formations are understood as imputations that arise from the mind.
- meditative attainment of cessation (Skt. nirodhasāmapatti) (Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics)
- meditative attainment of cessation (Coghlan, Ornament of Abhidharma)
- equipoise of cessation (Skt. nirodhasāmapatti) (Buswell, Princeton Encyclopedia of Buddhism)
- serenity of cessation (Kunsang, Gateway to Knowledge)
- absorption of cessation (Rigpa wiki)
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