danieLion wrote:Does it work? I mean, do those who do it claim it works?
Well, you get a fair assurance from the Buddha at the end of the Satipatthana Sutta and there's nothing there that says that it is necessarily practiced under the influence of jhana.
danieLion wrote:Are there practitioners here?
danieLion wrote:Is this covered in the jhana threads?
It's sort of covered in any topics that talk about the so-called "vipassana jhanas".
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)