I think he attempts to explain the meaning of abuddhi
in SN 2.7, and yet reconcile it with the presence of other passages suggesting that jhāna
already pre-dated the Buddha. Looking at the verse in SN 2.7, there appears to be 2 variant readings to the jhānamabujjha
, which leaves some uncertainty as to what exactly was meant by the verse. There's the possibility that BB's translation of the compound could be correct (abujjha
as the aorist of bujjhati
), but Ven T could also be correct as treating the abujjha
as a past participle. Tricky issue...
PS - I have not heard this from the horse's mouth, but I hear from someone who cited someone's testimony that Ajahn Brahm has changed his mind about the practice of jhāna
prior to the Bodhisatta.