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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Hi all...

I am reading something on Jhana.
the source is from a theravada monk book "Knowing & Seeing, by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw".

but going throught the book i read that they use a Repulsive meditation on the body...
sure i can keep going over this and take the other instruction but i am asking if exist a deep explanation or a book on the jhana with a less "repulsion for the body" like Tantra talk about...
in less word ...
is there any instruction complete and extensive on the all the step for the Jhana (samatha , access concentration , overcome hindrance and so on ) in the Mahayana or vajrayana tradition...
book site and so on is really welcome...
thanks.


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Ajahn Brahm is Theravada, but his book is solid.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss ... 0861712757

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Huseng wrote:
Ajahn Brahm is Theravada, but his book is solid.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss ... 0861712757


Ajahn Brahm, solid? You understate the case. Ajahn Brahm sitting on a mountain makes the mountain look like it is made of jello. He's the only Theravadin teacher I trust implicitly. (Mind you I am not familiar with many Theravadin teachers.)

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Shaila Catherine is in my opinion an extraordinary teacher on this subject.


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catmoon wrote:
Huseng wrote:
Ajahn Brahm is Theravada, but his book is solid.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss ... 0861712757


Ajahn Brahm, solid? You understate the case. Ajahn Brahm sitting on a mountain makes the mountain look like it is made of jello. He's the only Theravadin teacher I trust implicitly. (Mind you I am not familiar with many Theravadin teachers.)


I've seen him in real life. He has excellent speaking skills. Absolutely no stuttering, "ums" or hesitation. He has a very sharp and clear mind.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is an Arhat.

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Daniel Ingram's book Mastering The Core Teachings of the Buddha has a lot of this information in it, often in a useful table form. It can be downloaded for free from his website.


http://www.interactivebuddha.com/mctb.shtml

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Huseng wrote:
catmoon wrote:
Huseng wrote:
Ajahn Brahm is Theravada, but his book is solid.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss ... 0861712757


Ajahn Brahm, solid? You understate the case. Ajahn Brahm sitting on a mountain makes the mountain look like it is made of jello. He's the only Theravadin teacher I trust implicitly. (Mind you I am not familiar with many Theravadin teachers.)


I've seen him in real life. He has excellent speaking skills. Absolutely no stuttering, "ums" or hesitation. He has a very sharp and clear mind.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is an Arhat.


From what I've read of his books, Ajahn Brahm seems to be a first rate teacher. However, he doesn't always go down so well in the Theravada community itself. See, for example on our sister website, dhammawheel http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7521&p=119639&hilit=ajahn+brahm#p119639

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Huseng wrote:
catmoon wrote:
Huseng wrote:
Ajahn Brahm is Theravada, but his book is solid.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss ... 0861712757


Ajahn Brahm, solid? You understate the case. Ajahn Brahm sitting on a mountain makes the mountain look like it is made of jello. He's the only Theravadin teacher I trust implicitly. (Mind you I am not familiar with many Theravadin teachers.)


I've seen him in real life. He has excellent speaking skills. Absolutely no stuttering, "ums" or hesitation. He has a very sharp and clear mind.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is an Arhat.


:twothumbsup:

Thanks for the suggestion...

I am going to order his book.
glad to hear also that he make some complain on the "scripture"... thats a good sign ... i enjoy people that "kill the buddha" :quoteunquote: (for me intended).


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