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How to get into jhana

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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How to get into jhana

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:17 pm

Hello all,

A short article from from Wildmind:

How to get into Jhana
http://www.wildmind.org/blogs/on-practi ... into-jhana

With metta,
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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby SarathW » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi Cooran
Thanks.
By the way I stop reading the article half way!
I hope I am not having a bad morning.

He says:
While pīti is physical, sukha is emotional.
The third and fourth jhāna factors are vitakka and vicāra

Is above correct?
:shrug:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby Mkoll » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:59 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: How to get into jhana

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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby upekha » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:10 am

You can read the book "The Experience of Samadhi" free here at Google books.


http://books.google.lk/books?id=lQ_ZzFg ... hi&f=false


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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby SarathW » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:16 am

40. Pãti is zest, joy, or pleasurable interest. It is
derived from √ “pã”, to please, to delight. It is not a
kind of feeling (Vedanà) like Sukha. It is, so to say, its precursor.
Like the first two Jhàna factors, (Pãti) is also a mental
state found in both moral and immoral consciousness.
Creating an interest in the object is its characteristic. Pãti
inhibits Vyàpàda, illwill or aversion.

41. Sukha is bliss or happiness. It is a kind of pleasant
feeling. It is opposed to Uddhacca and Kukkucca (restlessness
and brooding). As Vitakka is the precursor of
Vicàra, so is Pãti the precursor of Sukha.
The enjoyment of the desired object is its characteristic.
It is like a king that enjoys a delicious dish.
Pãti creates an interest in the object, while Sukha
enables one to enjoy the object.
Like the sight of an oasis to a weary traveller, is Pãti.
Like drinking water and bathing therein, is Sukha.
This mental Sukha which should be differentiated
from Ahetuka Kàyika (physical) happiness is identical with
Somanassa. But it is a joy disconnected with material
pleasures. This pleasurable feeling is the inevitable outcome
of renouncing them (Niràmisa Sukha). Nibbànic
bliss is yet far more subtle than Jhànic bliss. There is no
feeling in experiencing the bliss of Nibbàna.

Page 70/71

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/abhidhamma.pdf
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby Mkoll » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:38 am

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby upekha » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:37 am


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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby Babadhari » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:26 pm

on reading the article i see no mention of 'nimitta' nor 'absorbtion'. i thought that nimitta would naturally arise with the concentrated mind necessary for Jhana to occur. the article seeems to be more about craving sensation with respect to whoever wrote it
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: How to get into jhana

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:29 pm

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