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Jhana Question

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Postby marc108 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:02 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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New postby daverupa » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:54 am

Sutiro wrote:The first two levels involve discursive thought



The first jhana has vitakka-vicara, while the second jhana does not.


The second jhana has vicara, only vittakka is gone as subjects for contemplation are said to arise spontaneously. So, discursive thought is still an element of second jhana.

By the way, we named our eldest son "Jhana" but he has no idea what it means. He thinks it's pretty cool though as he has it tattooed up his arm. Actually he is the second Jhana I know. Some Dhamma friends called their son Jhana as well:)

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Postby Sutiro » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:17 am

Thanks for the correction:)

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Postby Micheal Kush » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:47 pm

Recently i have transmitted my practices and turned to do more of a full body breathing awareness and find that it actually stablizes my concentration even sharper than fixation on the nose. If one wills, one can contemplate the characterisitics of the body while using the breath as an anchor and still find that one becomes sort of absorped into the process of breathing then one can go back and enter the nostrils with awareness. Choosing to stick with the full body method, i find that the calming of the bodily fabrications comes naturally and that one can certiantly calm the intention. However, as Thanissaro teaches, one can if one wills, to simply change the pattern of breathing and simply expirement with the feelings they induce or act upon.

Honestly, both methods are reliable ways to enter jhana as far as i see it.

May your practice go well to all

With metta, mike

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