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Re: arupa jhanas

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:25 am

I have wondered about the purpose of the arupa jhanas - is it to experience higher levels of consciousness, and if so, how does that fit in with meditative practice as a whole?
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Re: arupa jhanas

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: arupa jhanas

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: arupa jhanas

Postby PadmaPhala » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:08 am

While on the fourth jhāna, the awareness can shift focus to one of the fourth arupa-jhānas.

AFAIK, this is helpful in keeping jhāna for a longer time (shifting to the arupa-jhānas, instead of "falling back")... but can become addictive.

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Re: arupa jhanas

Postby manas » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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