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