Samadhi vs. Nirvana: What’s the Difference?

September 23, 2014    BY Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

What is the difference between samadhi and nirvana? Are these two words, used by two different traditions, Yoga and Buddhism, actually different names for exactly the same experience—a state of sorrowless joy in which the mind is free of roaming tendencies? 

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the... Read more>>