Brahmaviharas

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Sumano
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Brahmaviharas

Postby Sumano » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:30 pm

I remember reading a long time ago that cultivating the four brahmaviharas leads to eons in heaven. I tried to find the sutta but couldn't.

The point is, loving-kindness led to the least eons in heaven, compassion to more eons, sympathetic joy to even more, and equanimity to still more.

So, does this mean that equanimity is considered the best brahmavihara, and the others less beneficial?
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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Re: Brahmaviharas

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:01 pm

i think it's sorta like the jhanas there are different levels one progresses up in to
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