Samāpatti

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Samāpatti (T. snyoms 'jug; C. dengzhi/zhengshou) is translated as "attainment," "meditative absorption," etc. It is "a state of deep concentration produced through the practice of meditation."[1]

Specifically, samapatti refers to eight levels of attainment, which correspond to eight levels of dhyana.[1]

Etymology

According to Buswell, samapatti can be literally translated as "correct entrance."[1]

  • samyag means "correct"
  • āpatti can mean "entrance" or "aquistion"

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. samāpatti.

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