Did anyone here attain jhana?

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Re: Did anyone here attain jhana?

Postby Spiny O'Norman » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:53 am

manasikara wrote:Thanks again for your insights regarding the practice, especially the reminder about the need for the five balas in getting past the hindrances. Got to cultivate those...


I've found the "letting go" approach very helpful in dealing with the hindrances.

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Re: Did anyone here attain jhana?

Postby Clarence » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:02 pm

Here are two talks by Pa Auk students who have attained Jhana. They also talk about their previous lives. It starts after the chanting.

http://www.dhammaweb.net/paauk/USA-D5/PaAukSayadaw11-141-09(Caitlin).mp3

http://www.dhammaweb.net/paauk/USA-D5/PaAukSayadaw11-181-09(JamesMacdonald).mp3
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