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Settling the Mind

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The Tibetan word “shinay”, literally “resting peacefully”, is equivalent to the Sanskrit word “shamata.” These terms appear in this module as well as “calm abiding,” a classic translation of “shamata.” You will also find the terms “concentration” and “tranquility,” which convey different dimensions of this aspect of meditation practice. We have chosen to name the module “settling the mind,” which is a more neutral term and contains all these different shades of meaning.

"shamata, shinay, calm abiding, concentration, tranquility"
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