Samadhi vs Enlightenment - What's the difference?
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.
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:
The highest state of meditation, at which complete unity is reached.
* 1902 , William James, The Varities of Religious Experience , Folio Society 2008, p. 340:
- She had seated herself cross-legged in the samadhi position and simply ceased to be.
The tomb of a holy person or saint in India.
- 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.’
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.