How to withdraw from Jhana?

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby smokey » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:11 pm

I have never achieved Jhana, but I do intend to, so I would like to know how to withdraw from it?

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Reductor » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:34 pm

If you mean sutta form jhana, then you can just stand up. Of course, you can also re establish the factors that you had previously disposed of. First, if you're in fourth jhana, you would direct your attention to the obvious sense of body and the feelings present there. Then you would allow your mind to become enamored with those bodily feelings. Then you return mental thinking to the process of breathing. Then you get up.

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Kenshou » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:07 pm

Mhm. Getting "stuck" probably isn't anything to be concerned about, don't let any lingering worries about that prevent you from allowing your concentration to become as solid as possible. As soon as the intention to get up comes up, the process of adverting is pretty much already happening, and if you happened to get into a really really hard jhana, you won't even be able to form the intention to get out anyway, so you won't care. :tongue:

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:55 pm

i wouldnt worry about it too much
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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:43 pm

smokey wrote:I have never achieved Jhana, but I do intend to, so I would like to know how to withdraw from it?


If you are worried about getting out then don't worry, the worry will most likely prevent you from getting in.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: How to withdraw from Jhana?

Postby smokey » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:55 am

Thanks guys! :toast:


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