Are there parallel texts between Pali Canon Jhana Suttas, and Mahayana equivalent? Dhyana Sutras? I now that the theme is picked up again in Tiantai texts, but I'm thinking of between the Pali canon and the Tiantai? Does Asanga touch on this topic or skip over it? Kumarajiva?
Yes some texts of the pali canon have parallels in what people call the (chinese) agamas. The links for the agamas is here:
Some people compare the agamas and the nikayas:
- The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism -- A comparative study based on the Sutranga portion of the Pali Sarpyutta-Nikaya and the Chinese Sarpyuktagama by Choong Mun-keat (Wei-keat)
... for instance, chapter 7 ...
... with the most famous one about breath mediation here:
bikkhu analayo is the most famous bikkhu for this kind of comparision:
Many of the Mahayana and Vajrayana sutras (chinese or tibetan), however, have no parallel in the pali suttas (i.e. they're unique to Mahayana or Vajrayana):