Difference between revisions of "Perceptionless absorption"

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(2 intermediate revisions by one other user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Perceptionless absorption''' (Skt. ''asaṃjñi-samāpatti''; [[Wyl.]] ''<nowiki>'</nowiki>du shes med pa'i snyoms 'jug'') is one of the [[fourteen non-concurrent formations]] mentioned in the ''[[Treasury of Abhidharma]]''. It is a state of meditative absorption in which the [[six sense consciousnesses]] are temporarily brought to a halt, ultimately resulting in rebirth as a perceptionless god.
+
'''Perceptionless absorption''' (Skt. ''asaṃjñi-samāpatti''; Tib. འདུ་ཤེས་མེད་པའི་སྙོམས་འཇུག, ''du shé mé pé nyom juk'', [[Wyl.]] ''<nowiki>'</nowiki>du shes med pa'i snyoms 'jug'') is one of the [[fourteen non-concurrent formations]] mentioned in the ''[[Treasury of Abhidharma]]''. It is a state of meditative absorption in which the [[six sense consciousnesses]] are temporarily brought to a halt, ultimately resulting in rebirth as a perceptionless god. The ''Treasury of Abhidharma'' describes the absorption as a trap that is to be avoided by buddhist meditators, although it is cultivated by some non-buddhist traditions of yoga, where it is mistaken for a form of liberation.
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==
 +
*absorption without perception (Padmakara)
 
*conceptionless equilibrium
 
*conceptionless equilibrium
*absorption without perception (Padmakara)
+
*perceptionless serenity
  
 
[[Category:Abhidharma]]
 
[[Category:Abhidharma]]

Latest revision as of 00:41, 31 January 2018

Perceptionless absorption (Skt. asaṃjñi-samāpatti; Tib. འདུ་ཤེས་མེད་པའི་སྙོམས་འཇུག, du shé mé pé nyom juk, Wyl. 'du shes med pa'i snyoms 'jug) is one of the fourteen non-concurrent formations mentioned in the Treasury of Abhidharma. It is a state of meditative absorption in which the six sense consciousnesses are temporarily brought to a halt, ultimately resulting in rebirth as a perceptionless god. The Treasury of Abhidharma describes the absorption as a trap that is to be avoided by buddhist meditators, although it is cultivated by some non-buddhist traditions of yoga, where it is mistaken for a form of liberation.

Alternative Translations

  • absorption without perception (Padmakara)
  • conceptionless equilibrium
  • perceptionless serenity