I am looking for freely available resource on achievement of Jhana through Brahmavihara. What are such references?

Also I would like to dig deeper into what Bhanthe Vimalasiri has written on the subject. So references on his teachings are greatly appreciated, but so would be works by other teachers.


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Upasaka Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena,

May Atma be able to proper trust that Upasaka is well, healthy any heedfull?

Especially Notes here give further crosslinks, aside of the Sutta it self:

SN 46.054 and a linked in another question AN 04.125

Also Sankhitta Sutta: In Brief (Good Will, Mindfulness, & Concentration) might be of interest.

And here maybe useful Bhant Nyanadassanas teaching: From mettā Jhāna to nibbāna and a Sutta and commentat that supports that: DN.09 and at least The Limits of the Unlimited Attitudes - The Brahmaviharas on the Path to Awakening by Bhante Thanissaro with many links and crossreferences.

All collected in "Metta-Boom just fills Heaven and Hell"

Here some of Ven.Mahāsi Sayadaw comments.

In regard of Bhanthe Vimalasiri, best to ask Upasaka Micro, he is surely be found on any forum of other tapapals, charts or equal Buddhist communities and as disciple (till not so long mentioned as such) of Bhante, he always loved to share in this regard.

(Note: This is a gift of Dhamma not meant for commercial purpose or use for other wordily gains.)

  • Is Upasaka @Mirco still reachable via Bu-SE?
    – user11235
    May 7, 2017 at 0:12
  • Their profile says that their most recent visit to this site was October 2015, so no.
    – ChrisW
    May 7, 2017 at 9:30
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    Who knows. And delighted Devas are always around to share merits and bring people together in Dhamma, Nyom Chris. Sadhu für Aufmerksamkeit und Zuvorkommenheit.
    – user11235
    May 7, 2017 at 9:41

this for first part of your question.
metta 1 sutta

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