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'''Perceptionless ''' (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.
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.
- absorption without perception (Padmakara)
- conceptionless equilibrium
- perceptionless serenity