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The Great Jhana Debate

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Postby Moggalana » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:48 am

Geoff's site is also a very good resource: http://measurelessmind.ca/samadhi.html
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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Postby Zenainder » Fri May 31, 2013 3:27 pm

This may seem like a silly question, and I am one for a good conversation, but is not a debate (which are always endless) pointless? Seeing that its the conceptualized world that interferes with seeing things as they are is it not contradictory to be arguing... concepts? Also having understood that much of the spiritual progress and techniques depend upon temperament will not the jhana's arise specifically to each practioner (holding to some mutual understanding)?

I suppose I don’t see the point of debating and so I want to confer with those who are regarding as to why they choose to do so. I’ve learned quite a bit between the multiple understandings and choose no preference to either one. I figure I will discover more as time goes on. :)

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri May 31, 2013 3:47 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri May 31, 2013 5:24 pm

I don't remember saying that. If I've said it it must have been few times. You're probably confusing me with someone else.

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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Buddhism cult

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[sorry deleted post...I need to study more, meditate more, then maybe I will feel competent to comment on issues relating to jhana.]

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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: The Great Jhana Debate

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Postby manas » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:00 am

[sorry deleted post...too speculative.]

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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: The Great Jhana Debate

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

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Re: The Great Jhana Debate

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