Other Ways to Achieve Jhana?

Discussion of Samatha bhavana and Jhana bhavana.
pelletboy
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Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

Other Ways to Achieve Jhana?

Postby pelletboy » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:28 am

Are there other ways to achieve jhana than radiating goodwill to a person?

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Re: Other Ways to Achieve Jhana?

Postby cooran » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:39 am

Hello pelletboy, all,

These links have the information you are seeking, and might be of interest to others:

The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation by Henepola Gunaratana
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el351.html

SHARPENING MANJUSHRI'S SWORD. THE JHANAS IN THERAVADAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION by Leigh Brasington
http://www.leighb.com/jhana2.htm

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Chris
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