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Samadhi leading to knowledge and vision?

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Samadhi leading to knowledge and vision?

Postby starter » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi, just to share with you some new thought:

And what is the development of concentration that... leads to the attainment of knowledge & vision? There is the case where a monk attends to the perception of light and is resolved on the perception of brightness/luminousness [at any hour of the day]. Day [for him] is the same as night, night is the same as day. By means of an awareness open & unhampered, he develops a brightened mind. This is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to the attainment of knowledge & vision. [http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-samadhi/]

It seems that the perception of light can do wonders! Metta to all,

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Re: Samadhi leading to knowledge and vision?

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Re: Samadhi leading to knowledge and vision?

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Re: Samadhi leading to knowledge and vision?

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi starter,

Bit of a mystery this sutta portion. I often wondered whether it was a mistake, as the aloka-sanna was often quoted in reference to overcoming sleepiness in the rest of the dhamma vinaya. Nevertheless it is a little gem of a sutta.

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