Duh ~ reading the above - Kenshou's ~ helped.
Sutta - less absorption - more accessible
Visuddhimagga / Abidhamma - more absorption - less accessible
i am nagged by a remembrance of a sutta that said "no jhana - no vipassana" - is this correct?
Nimitta are not as pampered, er ... ah - developed and prominent in the sutta style?