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Jhāna generally refers to the 8 stages of tranquility (samatha) meditation taught by Gautama Buddha and mentioned in the Pali Canon.

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Doesn't mahāyāna have a classification for jhānas?

Is it me or is it incredibly difficult to find resources on the 4 (or 8, with the arupas) jhānas and how to reach them in the mahāyāna/vajrayāna literature? Apart from vague references to samādhi in ...
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Can you focus on the feeling of your body on the chair for reaching the jhanas?

I feel like focusing on the feeling of my feet on the ground is easier than focusing on the sensations of the breath. Is this a viable object for access concentration/jhana?
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What are the 5 cords of sensual pleasures?

I looked it up but the person answer was unclear. I read greed which is a sense desire of unprofitable things (Which if I'm correct is different from sense desire of objects) has all 5. So doesn't ...
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Which part/s of AN 4.41 equate/s to vipassana?

AN 4.41, per subjective Sujato translation [with DD in brackets], says: “Mendicants, there are these four ways of developing immersion further. What four? There is a way of developing immersion ...
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what is a luminous realm?

Where is there more information about the luminous realm? the standard pali is lacking. what is the relationship with jhana? from MN 115: “...There are these three elements: the elements of the ...
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Nirodha samapatti - cessation of all, or only clinging, perception and feeling?

This is based on the comments below this answer. From this page, we find the commentary: nirodha-samāpatti 'attainment of extinction' (S. XIV, 11), also called saññā-vedayita-nirodha, 'extinction of ...
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Looking for a canonical reference: everyone who attains jhana will be a god of that realm in the next life

Looking for a canonical reference: that everyone who attains jhana will be a god of that realm in the next life. I'm fairly sure I've seen that claimed in scholarship, either Buddhist or otherwise.
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Do visual objects have karma?

According to Nagarjuna, the second causal link (sankhara, motivations) and the tenth causal link (bhava, gestation) are two karmas through which sentient beings trigger seven sufferings identified ...
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Does kama have a place in the life of a practitioner after losing kamacchanda?

Since kamacchanda is one of the five hindrances, it seems to be something to overcome. Does that mean then that there is no more place for art and beauty in the life of a practitioner after the ...
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Which eliminate the hindrance permanently Noble eightfold path or supermundane?

Do they both play a role in getting rid of the hindrances or is one better then the other? How do they eliminate them?
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Eyes moving upwards - mild lights - sense of space - pleasure

Hello Beautiful People, I have a quick question. After years of meditating with a mixture of Mahasi and Goenka style, I would like to ask the following. Very often when I sit to mediate, it is a ...
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Is there no investigation in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th jhana?

I read the following on the internet: Any topic for satipatthana "mindfulness", can be a topic for samādhi nimitta, or a subject for jhāna meditation to investigate with dhamma-vicaya, ...
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what is difference between sukha and sukhendriyam?

Moreover inline with this question there is somanassindriya, dukkhindriya, domanassindriya and upekkhindriya?. And Uppaṭipāṭikasutta says that. arisen pain faculty (dukkhindriya) ceases without ...
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what is difference between sukha and somanassam?

internet is talking more abouut difference between piti and sukha because its important for Jhana I liked this discussion here Is pīti physical and sukha emotional? However in VedanA SaSyutta, sukha ...
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Did the Buddha prescribe other meditations besides breath meditation? (for concentration, jhana) [duplicate]

After reading Ajahn Brahm, Leigh Brasington, and Ayya Khema's books on meditation, I have not been able to reach the jhanas through breath meditation. If I stay with the breath long enough to reach "...
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Are the Jhanas related to some of the 31 realms of existence

When I say 'related' in this sense means more about the hue that accompanies a jhana, this might be a very pleasant feeling, mind state or perception. I don't know what school this question refers to....
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First jhana and vipassana

In various suttas like SN 35.204 and AN 4.170, we find that both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassana) must be developed in most cases, in order to make progress on the path towards complete ...
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Question about vitakka and vicara. How to reinforce upper jhanas (without vitakka and vicara)

Sometimes i am keeping some mental object in mind, free from anger or greed, and for a moment i feel piti and sukha over my entire body. Sometimes this piti and sukha keep with me for a long time. But ...
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While in Jhāna to walk or (reaching) Jhāna is not possible while walking?

How could one come, if any experiances and understanding, to the idea that one in Jhana isn't able to walk, not to speak of to listen and talk? Maybe there is a different between sitting, standing, ...
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Did infinite space had a beginning?

One of the absorption is of Infinite Space. Did the dimension of Infinite Space had a beginning and therefore it is impermanent and non-self? If yes then how much time did it took for this 'plane of ...
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