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Postby BlueLotus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:19 am

What are the suttas buddha described 8 jhana please?

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Re: jhana

Postby manas » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:50 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: jhana

Postby Oh.Wow » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:24 am

A rather comprehensive guide can be found in the Anupada Sutta - the 111th Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya. It covers the 8 Jhanas "One by One" as they occur by examining how Sariputta progressed through them and subsequently attained Arahatship. Here is a link that will connect you to an English translation of the Sutta: .
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Re: jhana

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:14 pm

thank you :anjali:

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Re: jhana

Postby contemplans » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:45 pm

I find Leigh Blasington's works interesting.


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