Hi Morning Mist and Sylvester,
This sounds more and more like a dialogue of deaf people.
You write to me the things I well know, and ignore what I write.
Futhermore, there seems to be a very scarce common ground - suttas like MN 138 (on attachment to jhanas), MN 78 (on kāmasaññā) and others, which contradict Brahmavamso's statements, are either ignored or misrepresented.
Now that I have understood your position and types of reasoning, I don't see any point in further discussion in this thread with you.
I thank you and all the participants of this thread for illuminating posts.
I hope that this "Early Buddhism" thing will evolve to accurate and non-biased definition of terms, directly based on the most reliable texts possible, and this will help to make the meditative practice truly enlightening.
Best wishes, Dmytro