AN 4.11 and AN 4.12, B. Sujato abducts vitakka of second jhana and makes it disappear forever

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AN 4.11 and AN 4.12, B. Sujato abducts vitakka of second jhana and makes it disappear forever

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https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... takka.html
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The two suttas AN 4.11 and AN 4.12 are a connected set to be read and understood together.

AN 4.12 talks about doing four jhanas in all four postures without explicitly using the label '4 jhanas', instead using synonymous terms from the 7sb awakening factors (passaddhi, samadhi, ekaggata, etc.). Similar to how AN 8.63, SN 47.4, also are very clearly describing four jhanas without ever using the term 'jhana'.

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