A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”

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Re: A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”

Postby Kumara » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:37 am

Spiny Norman wrote:I think it depends on what we mean by "vipassana", there seem to be a number of different interpretations and methods. If for example it means paying close attention to bodily sensation, then I don't see much difference from anapanasati, which arguably is a means of developing both jhana and vipassana.

It also depends on what we mean by "jhana" and "samatha". ;)

I can fully appreciate what you mean. Having been delving into the Suttas for the meaning of such words, I see a lot of differences with current orthodox usage.
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Re: A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”

Postby suwapan » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:48 pm

Dear nyanasuci
May I refer you to the Abhidhamma Forum, Topic "Vipassana vs Jhanas."

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Re: A Critique of Brahmavamso’s “The Jhanas”

Postby waterchan » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:03 am

Ven Yuttadhammo's post is back: http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/2011 ... hanas.html

For some reason there are now only two commentators in the comments box: "Yuttadhammo" and "Anonymous".
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