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Q: Synonyms for "nirvikalpa" that sound like nirode ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Synonyms for "nirvikalpa" that sound like nirode
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Asked by: seocopy-ga
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What are synonyms for nirvikalpa? (as in nirvikalpa samadhi?)
Particularly, integral philosopher Ken Wilber speaks of a synonym for
nirvikalpa which my transcribers mis-heard as nirode. Can you find
anything like that?
Subject: Re: Synonyms for "nirvikalpa" that sound like nirode
Answered By: leli-ga on 16 Dec 2004 09:21 PST
Hello seocopy

It's nirodh, sometimes written as nirodha. 

It can mean suppression or control, and in the context of meditation
its meaning is often given as cessation.

Here's an extract from an interview with Ken Wilber: 

"This is a discrete, identifiable state of awareness--namely,
unmanifest absorption or cessation, variously known as nirvikalpa
samadhi, jnana samadhi, ayin, vergezzen, nirodh, classical nirvana."

Total cessation of consciousness. "

"Beyond the nirvana is the nirodh (cessation), which consists of the
absolute cessation of consciousness and the quiescence of bodily

This glossary of Sanskrit terms defines nirodh and nirodha as "control":

"Nirodha - Restraint, suppression."
Glossary of Sanskrit Words

"Nirodha: Control, restraint, cessation"

I hope this helps, but please let me know if you would like me to
clarify something.

Best Wishes - Leli


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