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Purely mental absorption (jhana) in the suttas

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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I think I will mainly leave it at that in this thread. Perhaps some more suttas pop up, but I guess the main gist has been said. I hope people who agree with the mental jhana interpretation find some support in the suttas and I hope those who don't agree at least see how the suttas could be interpreted, and so I hope people will refrain from using "sutta jhana" versus "Vishudimagga jhana" and things like that and opt for terms like 'mental jhana' versus 'bodily jhana' or whatever skillful terms one can come up with.

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