How to withdraw from Jhana?

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How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby smokey » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:11 pm

I have never achieved Jhana, but I do intend to, so I would like to know how to withdraw from it?

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Reductor » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:34 pm

If you mean sutta form jhana, then you can just stand up. Of course, you can also re establish the factors that you had previously disposed of. First, if you're in fourth jhana, you would direct your attention to the obvious sense of body and the feelings present there. Then you would allow your mind to become enamored with those bodily feelings. Then you return mental thinking to the process of breathing. Then you get up.
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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Kenshou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:07 pm

Mhm. Getting "stuck" probably isn't anything to be concerned about, don't let any lingering worries about that prevent you from allowing your concentration to become as solid as possible. As soon as the intention to get up comes up, the process of adverting is pretty much already happening, and if you happened to get into a really really hard jhana, you won't even be able to form the intention to get out anyway, so you won't care. :tongue:

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:55 pm

i wouldnt worry about it too much
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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:43 pm

smokey wrote:I have never achieved Jhana, but I do intend to, so I would like to know how to withdraw from it?


If you are worried about getting out then don't worry, the worry will most likely prevent you from getting in.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby smokey » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:55 am

Thanks guys! :toast:


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