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Upacāra-samādhi

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upacāra-samādhi: 'neighbourhood-concentration or access-concentrationn', is the degree of concentration just before entering any of the absorptions, or jhānas. It still belongs to the sensuous sphere (kāmāvacara ; s. avacara).

upacāra-samādhi Pāli term denoting a stage of mental concentration which is passed through prior to entering any of the levels of trance (dhyāna).

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