rowyourboat wrote:I read a sutta where the buddha seemed to say that anapanasati can be used to get into all jhana...
Kenshou wrote:rowyourboat wrote:I read a sutta where the buddha seemed to say that anapanasati can be used to get into all jhana...
That'd be this: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
I'm curious to know what methods people use to progress through the jhanas. I have my own interpretation based on the Anapanasati Sutta posted here, but that interpretation may well be flawed.
I'm curious. Do you concentrate on the breath (or any other object) and wait for the jhana factors to arise? Do you actively generate the jhana factors as in the instruction of Ajahn Thanissaro for the first jhana _ which basicaly consists of folowing the first steps of the anapanasati sutta sequentialy until one reaches 1st jhana? What do you do after that to progress through the rest of the jhanas? Any other way?
When I'm talking about jhana I'm talking about it in the sense of how it was teached by the Buddha in the suttas, hence this forum being chosen.
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