Samadhi vs Enlightenment - What's the difference?

samadhi | enlightenment |


As a noun samadhi

is a state of transcendent union supposed to be assumed by a holy man or yogi at his death.

As a proper noun enlightenment is

(definite article) a 17th and 18th-century philosophical movement in european history; the age of enlightenment or age of reason emphasizing rationalism.

samadhi

English

Noun

  • A state of transcendent union supposed to be assumed by a holy man or yogi at his death.
  • * 2005 , Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown , Vintage 2006, p. 227:
  • She had seated herself cross-legged in the samadhi position and simply ceased to be.
  • The highest state of meditation, at which complete unity is reached.
  • * 1902 , William James, The Varities of Religious Experience , Folio Society 2008, p. 340:
  • The yogi, or disciple, who has by these means overcome the obscurations of his lower nature sufficiently, enters into the condition termed samâdhi , and ‘comes face to face with facts which no instinct or reason can ever know.’
  • The tomb of a holy person or saint in India.
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    enlightenment

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • An act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
  • A concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.
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  • Synonyms

    * epiphany * satori