spiritnoname wrote:TMingyur wrote:The aim is to get rid of the afflictions to be able to benefit others and one methode to get rid of the afflictions temporarily is calm abiding and the jhanas.
Tmingyur, jhana is not to temporarily get rid of the afflictions, you need to rid at least temporarily get rid of the afflictions to enter jhana. People with afflictions cannot enter jhana.
Then either you misunderstood me or I took the wrong term.
Actually jhana is to get rid of the afflictions typical of the desire realm. In this sense mind is "purified". A condition conducive for insight is thusly generated. Of course if there are predominant heavy faults like hatred these have to be temporarily "pushed to the background" through application of antidots in order to be able to concentrate.