This note from "Mahamudra" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal says 'abhāvanā'
Jinzang wrote:This note from "Mahamudra" by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal says 'abhāvanā'
abhāvanā means not dwelling.
Aemilius wrote:Monier Williams Sanskrit Lexicon gives AdhyAna; meditating upon, reflecting, etc..
Aemilius wrote:Monier Williams Sanskrit Lexicon gives AdhyAna; meditating upon, reflecting, etc.. There is also the prefix na meaning; no, non, nor.
nadhyAna or adhyAna is not found in Monier Williams Sanskrit Lexicon or in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary.
Beyond these three upayas, shambhavopaya, shaktopaya, and anavopaya, there is another upaya. Although it is not actually an upaya, yet it is mentioned in Kashmir Shaivism. This upaya is called anupaya. The word anupaya means “no upaya.” Thoughtlessness is called shambhavopaya. One-pointedness is called shaktopaya. Concentration on and with the support of mantra and breathing and all other elements is called anavopaya. Above all of these is anupaya. In anupaya, the aspirant has only to observe that nothing is to be done. Be as you are. If you are talking, go on talking. If you are sitting, go on sitting. Do not do anything, only reside in your being. This is the nature of anupaya. Anupaya is attributed to ananda shakti of Shiva and is called anandopaya.
zenman wrote:Aemilius wrote:Monier Williams Sanskrit Lexicon gives AdhyAna; meditating upon, reflecting, etc..
Interesting, adhyana makes sense as well, as simple as it is, even though the translation seems not right. I wonder if this term has been used in any classic sources...
zenman wrote:Does anyone know the Sanskrit word for non-meditation?
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