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Nirodhasāmapatti (T. 'gog pa'i snyoms 'jug འགོག་པའི་སྙོམས་འཇུག; C. 滅盡定), 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.[1]

This formation is identified as:

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.

It is also identified as a type of mental object (manoviṣaya) in the Abhidharma-samuccaya.

Alternative Translations


  1. RW icon height 18px.png absorption of cessation, Rigpa Shedra Wiki

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