Last Updated: December 1, 2017

Definition - What does Dhi mean?

Dhi is a Sanskrit word that has several meanings all related to the activities of the mind. It can be translated as “intellect,” “understanding,” “imagination,” “opinion,” “notion,” “true knowingness” and even “mind.” As a verb, it means “to place” or “to hold” and indicates the mind as a vessel or receptacle for thoughts.

In Hindu philosophy, none of these translations quite captures the meaning of dhi. It is more of the intellect's processing of a particular thought, like a gut feeling or intuition. The dhi must be convinced for a thought to be accepted.

Yogapedia explains Dhi

Dhi forms two words that are key concepts in Hindu and yoga philosophy – dhyana and samadhi. Both are steps in Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga as described in The Yoga Sutras.

Dhyana – dhi plus yana (moving or going) – is generally translated as “meditation,” but refers to a practice that is deep meditative concentration.

Samadhi – sama (together) plus dhi – is the final limb of yoga. It is complete concentration that indicates the mind's ultimate state of being, or enlightenment.

During These Times of Stress and Uncertainty Your Doshas May Be Unbalanced.

To help you bring attention to your doshas and to identify what your predominant dosha is, we created the following quiz.

Try not to stress over every question, but simply answer based off your intuition. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else.

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