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Samadhi is often translated as placed together or settled down and as a term, is most often associated with descriptions of intense yogic states of awareness – in particular, when awareness becomes “one-pointed”. There is a general difficulty over exactly what constitutes Samadhi, as there is no general consensus even within Indic traditions.

For example, dualist approaches such as classical Samkhya tend to portray Samadhi as the attainment of a radical disunion between material reality – Prakrti – and consciousness – Purusa.