Vipassana jhanas are states of concentration similar to the sutta jhanas but which were attained through the continuous practice of mindfulness/vipassana.
Bakmoon wrote:Are the Vipassana Jhanas described as having all the main factors of the sutta jhanas (e.g. piti, sukha, upekkha)?
The idea of vipassana jhanas is derived from the actual experiences of those doing Mahasi Sayadaw vipassana practice.mikenz66 wrote:I'm not sure if his description of "Vipassana Jhana" is really supposed to be exactly the same as the "Sutta Jhana", but it is definitely different from "Visuddhimagga Jhana".
tiltbillings wrote:The idea of vipassana jhanas is derived from the actual experiences of those doing Mahasi Sayadaw vipassana practice.
"There was the case where Sariputta — quite secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful qualities — entered & remained in the first jhana: rapture & pleasure born of seclusion, accompanied by directed thought & evaluation. Whatever qualities there are in the first jhana — directed thought, evaluation, rapture, pleasure, singleness of mind, contact, feeling, perception, intention, consciousness, desire, decision, persistence, mindfulness, equanimity, & attention — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they vanish.' He remained unattracted & unrepelled with regard to those qualities, independent, detached, released, dissociated, with an awareness rid of barriers. He discerned that 'There is a further escape,' and pursuing it there really was for him.
There is a wide range of views and opinions on the various concentration practices in Buddhism, and on how they relate to insight meditation practices. We compared different views, including controversies, and considered how these views can inform and enrich our meditation practice. The day included some meditation practice periods.
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