Jhanas Bliss?

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Jhanas Bliss?

Postby beautiful breath » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:56 am

Hi,

Is the Bliss described in some texts the same as the bliss in the Theravadin Jhanas

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Re: Jhanas Bliss?

Postby kirtu » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:29 am

beautiful breath wrote:Is the Bliss described in some texts the same as the bliss in the Theravadin Jhanas


There are different bliss's - but generally speaking no because jhana bliss is meditative bliss and the bliss referred to (usually) in Vajrayana (Great Bliss) is beyond meditative bliss.

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Re: Jhanas Bliss?

Postby beautiful breath » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:49 am

How is it beyond Meditative bliss....what the difference?
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Re: Jhanas Bliss?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:59 am

Because Great Bliss does not arise as a consequence of meditation or specific actions, it is just a natural state.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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