Why does the mind sometimes seem to go silent in meditation?



The mind goes silent in awe at how beautiful and vast life is. When we melt into prana, the grandeur of the life force and its tireless rejuvenation of our little forms is breathtaking.

When a door opens to a bigger world, when awareness opens up to life’s beauty, we call this wonder.


Adbhuta - extraordinary, supernatural, wonderful







  • 1 atyadbhuta (wonder)
    2
    adbhuta (wonder)
    3
    adbhutatama (wonder)
    4
    adbhutasaṃkāsa (wonder)
    5
    adbhutopama (wonder)
    6
    āścarya (wonder)
    7
    āścaryatā (wonder)
    8
    āścaryatva (wonder)
    9
    iddha (wonder)
    10
    kiṃvṛtta (wonder)
    11
    kautuka (wonder)
    12
    camatkaraṇa (wonder)
    13
    citra (wonder)
    14
    citrakāra (wonder)
    15
    citraya (wonder)
    16
    codya (wonder)
    17
    jagaccitra (wonder)
    18
    nāntra (wonder)
    19
    pan (wonder)
    20
    parismāpana (wonder)
    21
    moha (wonder)
    22
    yatra (wonder)
    23
    rasa (wonder)
    24
    vapuṣya (wonder)
    25
    vapuṣyā (wonder)
    26
    vapus (wonder)
    27
    vicitra (wonder)
    28
    vicitraka (wonder)
    29
    viśalyakaraṇī (wonder)
    30
    vismi (wonder)
    31
    vismaya (wonder)
    32
    vismayākula (wonder)
    33
    vismayānvita (wonder)
    34
    vismayāviṣṭa (wonder)
    35
    vismayana (wonder)
    36
    vismiti (wonder)
    37
    vīkṣya (wonder)
    38
    smaya (wonder)
    39
    āgatavismaya (wonder)

 atyadbhuta

aty-adbhuta [p= 13,1] [L=2864]
very wonderful
aty-adbhuta [L=2865]
N. of the indra in the ninth manvantara VP.
aty-adbhuta [L=2866]
a great wonder.

(H3) 

mfn.
(H3B) m.
(H3B) n.

 adbhuta

ad-bhuta [p= 12,1] [L=2488]
extraordinary

s.v.
adbhuta [p= 19,1] [L=3800]
([once adbhutá RV. i , 120 , 4]) (» 1. at) , supernatural , wonderful , marvellous
adbhuta [L=3800.1]
the marvellous (in style)
adbhuta [L=3800.2]
surprise
adbhuta [L=3800.3]
N. of the indra of the ninth manvantara
adbhuta [L=3800.4]
a marvel , a wonder , a prodigy.
adbhuta [p= 1310,1] [L=303050]
comp.)

(H3) 

mfn.
[L=2489]»
(H1) mfn.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) n.
(H2) (in

 adbhutatama

adbhuta--tama [p= 19,1] [L=3804]
an extraordinary wonder.

(H3) 

n.

 adbhutasakāsa

adbhuta--sakāsa [L=3814]
resembling a wonder.

(H3) 

mfn.

 adbhutopama

adbhuto* pama [L=3820]
resembling a wonder.

(H3) 

mfn.

 āścarya

āścarya 1 [p= 158,1] [L=27585]
(said to be fr. √car with ā and a sibilant inserted Pa1n2. 6-1 , 147), appearing rarely , curious , marvellous , astonishing , wonderful , extraordinary Kat2hUp. Prab. S3ak. Ragh.
āścarya 1 [L=27587]
strange appearance
āścarya 1 [L=27588]
a wonder , miracle , marvel , prodigy
āścarya 1 [L=27589]
wonder , surprise , astonishment R. Bhag. S3ak. &c
āścarya 2 [L=27596]
P. āścaryati , to be marvellous or strange L.
āścarya [p= 1320,2] [L=320540]
comp.)

(H1) 

mfn.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H2) Nom.
(H2) (in

 āścaryatā

āścarya--tā [p= 158,1] [L=27590]
wonderfulness , wonder , astonishment.

(H3) 

f.

 āścaryatva

āścarya--tva [L=27591]
wonderfulness , wonder , astonishment.

(H3) 

n.

 iddha

iddhá [p= 165,3] [L=28829]
&c »indh.
iddhá [p= 167,3] [L=29259]
kindled , lighted , alight

RV. Mn. ChUp. Ratna1v. &c


L.
iddhá [L=29263]
sunshine , light , heat
iddhá [L=29264]
a wonder L.
iddha [p= 1320,3] [L=321330]
Kir.

(H1) 

idhmá
(H2) mfn.
[L=29260]shining , glowing , blazing
[L=29261]clean , clear , bright
[L=29262]wonderful
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2) (also) vehement, fierce,

 kivtta

ki--vtta [p= 282,3] [L=50316]
who says " what is an event? " i.e. who does not wonder at any event (N. of the attendants of a lion) Pan5cat.
ki--vtta [L=50317]
any form derived from the pron. Pa1n2. 3-3 , 6 and 144 ; viii , 1 , 48.

(H3) 

m.
(H3B) n.

 kautuka

kautuka [p= 316,1] [L=57096]
(fr. kut° ; g. yuvā*di) , curiosity , interest in anything , vehement desire for (loc. or in comp.) , eagerness , vehemence impatience Pan5cat. Katha1s. (ifc. f(ā).) &c

Pan5cat. Katha1s. Vet.

esp. the ceremony with the marriage-thread or necklace preceding a marriage) Kum. Das3. Bhartr2. BhP. &c

Katha1s. li , 223

BhP. i , 17 , 26

of nine particular substances Hcat. i , 110 , 19 ; ii , 49 , 10

L.

L.

L.

L.

L.

W.
kautuka [p= 1325,2] [L=328970]
partic. nuptial cereniony, Ma1nGr2.

(H1) 

n.
[L=57097]anything causing curiosity or admiration or interest , any singular or surprising object , wonder
[L=57098]festivity , gaiety , festival , show , solemn ceremony (
[L=57099]the marriage-thread or necklace
[L=57100]pleasure , happiness , prosperity
[L=57101]N.
[L=57102]sport , pastime
[L=57103]public diversion
[L=57104]song , dance , show , spectacle
[L=57105]season of enjoyment
[L=57106]kind or friendly greeting , civility
[L=57108]for amusement , as a relaxation
(H2) (also) the place for a

 camatkaraa

camat--karaa [p= 388,2] [L=72059]
astonishment Sa1h. iii , 4 a÷b

W.

W.

W.

(H3) 

n.
[L=72060]producing wonder , causing surprise
[L=72061]spectacle , festival
[L=72062]high poetical composition

 citra

citrá [p= 396,1] [L=73633]
(ā́)n. conspicuous , excellent , distinguished RV.

RV.

RV.

instr. or in comp.) Nal. iv , 8 R. Mr2icch. VarBr2S.

sama) R. iii , 39 , 12

Mn. ix , 248 Ya1jn5. i , 287 MBh. &c

Mn. ix , 248 Das3. vii , 281

Ra1jat. vi , 227

citrá S3Br. vii , 4 , 1 , 24 Ka1tyS3r. xvii

R. i , 9 , 14

(ā́)n. (to execute) with different tortures Das3. vii , 380
citrá [L=73645]
variety of colour L. Sch.
citrá [L=73646]
Plumbago zeylanica L.
citrá [L=73647]
Ricinus communis L.
citrá [L=73648]
Jonesia aśoka L.
citrá [L=73649]
a form of yama Tithya1d.
citrá [L=73650]
N. of a king RV. viii , 21 , 18 (cítra)
citrá [L=73651]
of a jābāla-ghapati (with the patr. gauśrāyai), KaushBr. xxiii , 5
citrá [L=73652]
of a king (with the patr. gyāyani) KaushUp. i
citrá [L=73653]
of a son of dhtarāṣṭra MBh. i , vii
citrá [L=73654]
of a dravia king , PadmaP. v , 20 , 1 (v.l. °trā*ka)
citrá [L=73655]
of a gandharva Gal.
citrá [L=73671]
anything bright or coloured which strikes the eyes RV. VS. TS. S3Br. Ta1n2d2yaBr. xviii , 9
citrá [L=73672]
a brilliant ornament , ornament RV. i , 92 , 13 S3Br. ii , xiii
citrá [L=73673]
a bright or extraordinary appearance , wonder , ii S3ak. Pan5cat. Bhartr2. &c
citrá [p= 396,2] [L=73674]
(with yadi [ S3ak. iii , 9÷10] or yad [ Hariv. 9062 S3ak. Katha1s. xviii , 359] or fut. [ Pa1n2. 3-3 , 150 f. ]) strange , curious (e.g. citra badhiro vyākaraam adhyeyate " it would be strange if a deaf man should learn grammar " Ka1s3. )
citrá [L=73675]
strange! Hariv. 15652 Katha1s. v , vii Ra1jat. i , iv
citrá [L=73676]
the ether , sky L.
citrá [L=73677]
a spot MBh. xiii , 2605
citrá [L=73678]
a sectarial mark on the forehead L.
citrá [L=73679]
= kuṣṭha L.
citrá [L=73680]
a picture , sketch , delineation MBh. Hariv. 4532 (sa-citra mfn. = -ga) R. S3ak. &c (ifc. f(ā). Megh. 64)
citrá [L=73681]
variety of colour L.
citrá [L=73682]
a forest (vana for dhana?) of variegated appearance Sch. on Ka1tyS3r. xxi , 3 , 23 and Shad2vBr. ii , 10
citrá [L=73683]
various modes of writing or arranging verses in the shape of mathematical or other fanciful figures (syllables which occur repeatedly being left out or words being represented in a shortened form) Sarasv. ii , 16 Kpr. ix , 8 Sa1h.
citrá [L=73684]
punning in the form of question and answer , facetious conversation , riddle , iv , 14÷v Prata1par. Kuval.
citrá [L=73685]
cf. a- and , su-citrá , dā́nu- , vi-
citrá [L=73686]
caitra.
citrá [p= 398,1] [L=74103]
traka,°traa , &c » √4. cit.
citra [p= 1327,1] [L=331230]
Ja1takam.

(H2) 

mf
[L=73634]bright , clear , bright-coloured
[L=73635]clear (a sound)
[L=73636]variegated , spotted , speckled (with
[L=73637]agitated (as the sea , opposed to
[L=73638]various , different , manifold
[L=73639](execution) having different varieties (of tortures)
[L=73640]strange , wonderful
[L=73641]containing the word
[L=73643]in different ways
[L=73644]mf
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) m.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H1) °
(H2) (also) leaping to and fro,

 citrakāra

citrá--kāra [p= 396,2] [L=73705]
= -kara MBh. v , 5025 R. (G) ii , 90 , 18 Sa1h.

Lalit. xviii , 134.

(H3) 

m.
[L=73706]" wonder " , astonishment

 citraya
Westergaard Dhatupatha links: 35.63

citraya [p= 397,3] [L=73986]
°yati , " to make variegated " , decorate MBh. xii , 988  ; 
to regard as a wonder
Dha1tup. xxxv , 63 ( Vop. )  ; 
to throw a momentary glance
ib.  ; 
to look
ib.  ; 
to be a wonder
ib.

(H2) 

Nom.

 codya

codya [p= 400,2] [L=74603]
to be impelled or incited MBh. v , 1404 and 4600

a- neg.) xiii , 4875

Sarvad. xiii , 111

W.
codya [L=74607]
raising questions , consideration MBh. v , 1653
codya [L=74608]
" to be urged or objected " , a difficult question raised to invite for controversy (pūrva-paka , praśna L. ) Sarvad. xiii , 2 and 22
codya [L=74609]
astonishment , wonder S3is3. ix , 16.

(H2) 

mfn.
[L=74604](
[L=74605]to be criticised
[L=74606]to be thrown
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.

 jagaccitra

jagac--citra [p= 407,3] [L=76208]
a wonder of the universe R. vii , 34 , 9

Sarvad. viii , 76.

(H3) 

n.
[L=76209]the universe taken as a picture

 nāntra

nāntra [p= 535,2] [L=105601]
( √ nam) praise , eulogy Un2. iv , 159 Sch.

L.
nāntra [L=105603]
a sage L.
nāntra [L=105604]
N. of śiva L.

(H1) 

n.
[L=105602]wonder
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.

 pan
Whitney Roots links: pan

pan 1 [p= 584,1] [L=115477]
comp. before nasals = 3. pad.
pan 2 [p= 585,2] [L=115833]
pánate (pf. -papana , papné aor. 3. sg. paniṣṭa) , to be worthy of admiration or to admire (acc.) RV. : Pass. panyáte ib. : Caus. panáyati , °te , to regard with surprise or wonder , to admire , praise , acknowledge RV.  ; 
(
A1.) to rejoice at , be glad of (gen.) ib. (cf.pa ; paāya).

(H2) 

in
(H1) cl.1 A1.

 parismāpana

pari-smāpana [p= 604,2] [L=119098]
( √ smi , Caus.) causing wonder , surprising

dambhena) outwitting L.

(H1) 

n.
[L=119099](with

 moha

móha [p= 836,1] [L=168572]
( √1. muh ; ifc. f(ā). ) loss of consciousness , bewilderment , perplexity , distraction , infatuation , delusion , error , folly AV. &c (moham-brū , to say anything that leads to error ; moha- , to fall into error ; mohāt ind. through folly or ignorance)

MBh. Ka1v. &c

phil.) darkness or delusion of mind (preventing the discernment of truth and leading men to believe in the reality of worldly objects)

Dharmas. 139)

= mohana) Cat.

L.

brahmā) VP.
moha [p= 1331,3] [L=338400]
comp.)

(H1) 

m.
[L=168573]fainting , stupefaction , a swoon
[L=168574](in
[L=168575](with Buddhists) ignorance (one of the three roots of vice
[L=168576]a magical art employed to bewilder an enemy (
[L=168577]wonder , amazement
[L=168578]Infatuation personified (as the offspring of
(H2) (in

 yatra

yátra [p= 841,2] [L=169635]
(in veda also yátrā ; fr. 3. ya , correlative of tátra , and often used for the loc. of the relative pron.) in or to which place , where , wherein , wherever , whither RV. &c (yatra yatra , " wherever " , " whithersoever " ; yatra tatra or yatra tatrā*pi , " anywhere whatever " or = yasmis tasmin , " in whatever " ; yatra tatra dine , " on any day whatever " ; yatra kutra , with or without cit or api , " everywhere " or = yasmin kasmin , " in whatever " ; yátra kvá ca or yatra kva cana , " wherever " , " in any place whatever " , " whithersoever " ; yatra kva ca , " anywhere whatever " ; yatra kvā*pi , " to any place " , " hither and thither " ; yatra vā , " or elsewhere ")

RV. &c (yatra tatra , " on every occasion " , yatra kva ca , " whenever ")

RV. iii , 32 , 14 ; ix , 29 , 5

Pot. after " to doubt , wonder &c ") Pa1n2. 3-3 , 148

Pres.) Hit. i , 176 (v.l.)

(H2) 

ind.
[L=169635.1]on which occasion , in which case , if , when , as
[L=169635.2]in order that
[L=169635.3]that (with
[L=169635.4](with

 rasa

rása [p= 869,2] [L=175486]
(ifc. f(ā).) the sap or juice of plants , Juice of fruit , any liquid or fluid , the best or finest or prime part of anything , essence , marrow RV. &c

MBh. Ka1v. &c

Sus3r.

R. BhP.

L.

scil. gavām) milk MBh.
869,3] [L=175492]
scil. viasya) poison Das3. Ra1jat.

L.

L.

esp.) the primary juice called chyle (formed from the food and changed by the bile into blood) ib.

śiva) Sarvad.

RV. i , 105 , 2

L.

Cat.

cf. upa- , mahā-r°)

L.

Spinosa L.

L.

L.

L.

amta L.

madhura , sweet ; amla , sour ; lavaa , salt ; kauka , pungent ; tikta , bitter ; and kaāya , astringent ; sometimes 63 varieties are distinguished , viz. beside the 6 original ones , 15 mixtures of 2 , 20 of 3 , 15 of 4 , 6 of 5 , and 1 of 6 flavours) S3Br. &c

of the number " six " VarBr2S. S3rutab.

MBh. Ka1v. &c

BhP.

loc. with or scil. upari , or comp.) , love , affection , desire MBh. Ka1v. &c

ib.

rhet.) the taste or character of a work , the feeling or sentiment prevailing in it (from 8 to 10 rasas are generally enumerated , viz. śṛṅgāra , love ; vīra , heroism ; bībhatsa , disgust ; raudra , anger or fury ; hāsya , mirth ; bhayānaka , terror ; karua , pity ; adbhuta , wonder ; śānta , tranquillity or contentment ; vātsalya , paternal fondness ; the last or last two are sometimes omitted ; cf. under bhāva) Bhar. Das3ar. Ka1vya7d. &c

Uttarar. Ra1jat.

vaiṣṇavas) disposition of the heart or mind , religious sentiment (there are 5 rasas or ratis forming the 5 degrees of bhakti q.v. , viz. śānti , dāsya , sākhya , vātsalya , and mādhurya) W.

Pin3g.

of the sacred syllable , " Om , " S3a1n3khGr2.

niāda and a śanakī L.

(H2) 

m.
[L=175487]water , liquor , drink
[L=175488]juice of the sugar-cane , syrup
[L=175489]any mixture , draught , elixir , potion
[L=175490]melted butter
[L=175491](with or
[p= (with or
[L=175493]nectar
[L=175494]soup , broth
[L=175495]a constituent fluid or essential juice of the body , serum , (
[L=175496]mercury , quicksilver (sometimes regarded as a kind of quintessence of the human body , else where as the seminal fluid of
[L=175497]semen virile
[L=175498]myrrh
[L=175499]any mineral or metallic salt
[L=175500]a metal or mineral in a state of fusion (
[L=175501]gold
[L=175502]Vanguieria
[L=175503]a species of amaranth
[L=175504]green onion
[L=175505]resin
[L=175506]=
[L=175507]taste , flavour (as the principal quality of fluids , of which there are 6 original kinds , viz.
[L=175508]N.
[L=175509]any object of taste , condiment , sauce , spice , seasoning
[L=175510]the tongue (as the organ of taste)
[L=175511]taste or inclination or fondness for (
[L=175512]charm pleasure , delight
[L=175513](in
[L=175514]the prevailing sentiment in human character
[L=175515](with
[L=175516]a kind of metre
[L=175517]N.
[L=175518]the son of a

 vapuya

vapuya 1 [p= 920,1] [L=186359]
P. °yáti , to wonder be astonished RV.
vapu 2 [L=186360]
wonderfully beautiful , wonderful RV.

(H2) 

Nom.
(H2) mfn.

 vapu

vapuyā́ [L=186361]
(the same form as instr.) wonder , astonishment RV.

(H2) 

f.

 vapus

vápus [L=186362]
having form or a beautiful form , embodied , handsome , wonderful RV.
vápus [L=186363]
form , figure , (esp.) a beautiful form or figure , wonderful appearance , beauty (°pue ind. for beauty ; vápur dśáye , a wonder to see) RV. &c
vápus [L=186364]
nature , essence Mn. v , 96 ; x , 9 &c
vápus [L=186365]
(ifc. f(uī). ) the body Mn. MBh. &c
vápus [L=186366]
Beauty personified as a daughter of daka and dharma VP. Ma1rkP.
vápus [L=186367]
N. of an apsaras VP.

(H2) 

mfn.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) n.
(H2B) f.
(H2B) f.

 vicitra

ví--citra [p= 950,2] [L=192994]
s.v.
vi-citra [p= 959,1] [L=194817]
(ā)n. variegated , many-coloured , motley , brilliant MBh. R. &c

Mn. MBh. &c

MBh. Ka1v. &c

R. R2itus.

Katha1s.

W.

R.
vi-citra [L=194825]
the aśoka tree L.
vi-citra [L=194826]
N. of a king MBh.
vi-citra [L=194827]
of a son of manu raucya or deva-sāvari Hariv. Pur.
vi-citra [L=194828]
of a heron Hit.
vi-citra [L=194830]
colocynth L.
vi-citra [L=194831]
(in music) a partic. mūrchanā Sam2gi1t.
vi-citra [L=194832]
N. of a river VP.
vi-citra [L=194833]
variegated colour , party-colour W.
vi-citra [L=194834]
wonder , surprise Gi1t.
vi-citra [L=194835]
a figure of speech (implying apparently the reverse of the meaning intended) Kuval. Prata1p.

(H3) 

»
(H1) mf
[L=194818]manifold , various , diverse
[L=194819]strange , wonderful , surprising
[L=194820]charming , lovely , beautiful
[L=194821]amusing , entertaining (as a story)
[L=194822]painted , coloured
[L=194824]charmingly
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.

 vicitraka

vi--citraka [L=194858]
wonderful , surprising Pan5car.

ifc.) connected with (?) Hcat.
vi-citraka [L=194860]
Betula Bhojpatra L.
vi-citraka [L=194861]
wonder , astonishment L.

(H3) 

mfn.
[L=194859](
(H3B) m.
(H3B) n.

 viśalyakaraī

ví-śalya---karaī [p= 989,3] [L=200470]
a partic. herb with wonder-working properties MBh. R. Katha1s.

(H3B) 

f.

 vismi

vi- √ smi [p= 1002,2] [L=202985]
-smayate (mc. also P.) , to wonder , be surprised or astonished at (instr. loc. , or abl.) S3Br. &c  ; 
to be proud of (
instr.) Mn. iv , 236 : Caus. -smāyayati , or -smāpayati , °te (cf. Pa1n2. 1-3 , 68 ; vi , 1 , 57) , to astonish , surprise MBh. Ka1v. &c : Desid. of Caus. » vi-sismāpayiu.

(H1) 

A1.

 vismaya

ví--smaya [p= 953,1] [L=193712]
(for 2. » vi-smi) free from pride or arrogance BhP. S3is3.
vi-smaya 1 [p= 1002,2] [L=202986]
(for 2. » [p= 953,1]) wonder , surprise , amazement , bewilderment , perplexity (in rhet. one of the sthāyi-bhāvas q.v.) MBh. Ka1v. Das3ar.

Mn. BhP.

W.

(H3) 

mfn.
(H2) m.
[L=202987]pride , arrogance
[L=202988]doubt , uncertainty

 vismayākula

vi-sma° * kula 1 [L=202993]
filled with astonishment or wonder MBh.

(H3) 

mfn.

 vismayānvita

vi-sma° * nvita 1 [L=202993.1]
filled with astonishment or wonder MBh.

(H3) 

mfn.

 vismayāviṣṭa

vi-sma° * viṣṭa 1 [L=202993.2]
filled with astonishment or wonder MBh.

(H3) 

mfn.

 vismayana

vi-° smayana [L=202995]
astonishment , wonder Cat.

(H3) 

n.

 vismiti

vi-° smiti [L=203016]
astonishment , wonder , surprise ib.

(H3) 

f.

 vīkya

* kya [p= 1004,3] [L=203430]
= *kaīya L.

W.
* kya [L=203432]
a dancer , actor L.
* kya [L=203433]
a horse L.
* kya [L=203434]
wonder , surprise , wonderful object L.

(H3) 

mfn.
[L=203431]astonishing , wonderful
(H3B) m.
(H3B) m.
(H3B) n.

 smaya

smaya [p= 1271,2] [L=257072]
» col.3.
smaya [p= 1271,3] [L=257076]
(ifc. f(ā).) smiling at anything , wonder , surprise , astonishment MBh. Bhartr2. (v.l.)

comp.) Ragh. Das3. BhP.

dharma and puṣṭi) BhP.

(H1) 

&c
(H2) m.
[L=257077]arrogance , conceit , pride in or at (
[L=257078]Pride (personified as the son of

 āgatavismaya

ā-gata--vismaya [p= 1319,1] [L=317910.1]
filled with wonder, Bcar.

(H3) 

mfn.