Thought suppression by Samatha

Discussion of Samatha bhavana and Jhana bhavana.
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Re: Thought suppression by Samatha

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:32 pm

rowyourboat wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:Hi Matheesha,
Just remember this is a path of mistakes, sometimes we reach dead ends, other times wrong use of things (I tend to go with the latter).
I like your responce to Daverupa, it is certainly a praise worthy and simle version of what has been suggested. But just to note there that is the second Jhana in the commentaries (if you didn't already know). If you can attain Jhana don't stop, just balance :)

Thanks Cittasanto. I am staging a gradual return to my samatha. :)

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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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