“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.” - Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers flow silently. - Sutta Nipata 3.725
---The trouble is that you think you have time--- ---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe--- ---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
There are four jhanas and four formless realms, five formless realms when you include nirodha (cessation).
In the suttas when the talk is of jhanas and samma-samadhi, there is almost always the inclusion of the formless realms and the progression is from the four jhanas to the formless, so that for conventional usage it is common to refer to them as the 8 jhanas or 9 jhanas.