whitewedding wrote:Buddha's Jhana is clearly not the same thing as the Visuddhimagga's Jhana.
You claim that but you do not support it, giving no reason to take it seriously.
Buddha gives a very detailed description of how to get to his Jhanas in the suttas - the way to get there is nothing like the way to get to Visuddhimagga's Jhana.
And we should believe you, why?
Buddha's Jhana is neither sammatha Jhana nor vipassana Jhana - It is both. And he says that you are unlikely to reach Nibbana unless you have both simultaneously.
It really does not look like you have much of a grasp of the notion of vipassana jhanas as an actual practice. You assert without any real support these sorts of claims, and then in your next msg you talk about LSD. You really need to reassess your whole approach here in talking about this stuff.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.