Saturday, July 08, 2006

ting nge 'dzin

Next meditation term is ting nge 'dzin, in sanskrit samadhi. It has been translated with many English terms, single-pointed concentration, meditative absorbtion, and so forth.

The main concept is that the mind could hold on and examine one single object as long as it wishes, without waivering, tiredness. This is needed when examining ultimate objects, such as emptiness.

'dzin is a good word to learn, you see this a lot, means to hold, grasp to something. ting gne means clearly, deeply.

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