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Jhana while walking? - Dhamma Wheel

Jhana while walking?

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Stiphan
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Jhana while walking?

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Re: Jhana while walking?

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:12 pm

No it is not possible, though deep concentration can be developed while walking.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Jhana while walking?

Postby Moggalana » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:20 pm

Ajahn Brahm thinks it is impossible or rather very unlikely. At least according to his definition of jhana. However, he sometimes recounts a story of a Thai monk who used to get into jhana while doing walking meditation and that he always returned with lots of bruises and scratches because he wouldn't notice bumping into trees etc. :tongue:

As Kenshou said, I also think it is possible to develop jhana factors while walking, but the degree of absorption will be different to sitting meditation. It basically all comes down to how you define jhana, I think.
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