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“And furthermore, with the abandoning of pleasure and stress — as with the earlier disappearance of elation and distress — he enters and remains in the fourth jhana: purity of equanimity and mindfulness, neither-pleasure-nor-pain. He sits, permeating the body with a pure, bright awareness, so that there is nothing of his entire body unpervaded by pure, bright awareness.
“Just as if a man were sitting wrapped from head to foot with a white cloth so that there would be no part of his body to which the white cloth did not extend; even so, the monk sits, permeating his body with a pure, bright awareness. There is nothing of his entire body unpervaded by pure, bright awareness.”
They also have life
They have to have freedom. like tigers, they are used for their skin
And other cat family. cows , goats and pigs are used for their meat
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The Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions)
The Jhanas are eight altered states of consciousness which can arise during periods of strong concentration. The Jhanas are naturally occurring states of mind, but learning how to enter them at will and how to stay in them takes practice. Their principle use in Buddhist meditation is to generate ever increasing levels of concentration so that later when the meditative mind is turned to a practice that tends towards wisdom, it can do that practice with far less distraction.
Below are links to several places on the ‘net where the Jhanas are discussed. Some of these pages are mine; some are at other sites I’ve found.
- The Access to Insight website’s Jhana Page
- The Jhanas are defined by the Buddha as Right Concentration. His declaration of this - here in both Pali and English - can be found found in many discourses including DN 22, MN 141 and SN 45:8.
- Sharpening Manjushri’s Sword The Jhanas in Theravadan Buddhist Meditation ~ Leigh Brasington
This is revised edition of a paper I presented to the American Academy of Religon/Western Regional meeting on 25 Mar ‘97. It contains a bibliography and links to other sites that discuss the Jhanas.
- Jhanas at the Forest Refuge ~ Leigh Brasington
I spent the month of May 2006 on retreat at the Forest Refuge with Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw. This details some extra curricular exploration of the jhanas while more deeply concentrated than described above.
- Instruction for Entering Jh�na ~ Leigh Brasington
This is a reprint of an article that first appeared in Insight Journal, Fall 2002. It is a transcription of a talk I gave at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in April of 2002.
- The Jh�nas in Theravadan Buddhist Meditation ~ Mah�thera Henepola Gunaratana
This classic book on the jhanas is now available on the ‘net.
- Ajahn Brahmavamso is a Theravaden Buddhist monk who lives in Western Australia. He studied extensively with Ajahn Cha in Thailand as well as in other places before returning to Australia. His definition of exactly what constituted a Jhana seems to imply Much stronger absorption than my own definition - or that of other Westerners I have discussed the Jhanas with (such as Ayya Khema, Thanissaro Bhikkhu and others). He has given several talks on the Jhanas which have been transcribed and now appear on the ‘net:
- Practical Advice for Meditators ~ Bhikkhu Khantipalo
- “Nimitta, nimitta, who’s got a nimitta?” Ever wonder why the suttas don’t mention “nimitta” but that “nimitta” is so important in the Visuddhimagga? Definitely read The Mystery of the Breath Nimitta ~ Bhikkhu Sona.
- Two articles by Biswadeb Mukherjee on the pre-Buddhist history of the jhanas discuss A Pre-Buddhist meditation system and Early Modificatios by Gotama the Bodhisattva Part I and Part II.
- The Winter 2004 issue of Tricycle magazine has a special section on Jhanas.
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