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After samadhi what?

Buddhist meditation is not clinging to (i.e., not getting infatuated about) experienced phenomena. Last year I experienced samadhi, full state of awareness. Mind's thoughts stopped for days and ...
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Should I judge the efficacy of Samadhi based on the ethical qualities of the meditator?

As far as I understand, one of the main purposes of the eight factor of the Path (samma samadhi) is to clean the mind from impurities. All factors of the N8P have the same purpose, they just operate ...
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After samadhi what?

So... what was it, where it came from and why? What you have described sounds very much like the experience of Udayabbaya ñana or the knowledge of Arising and Passing Away. You can search for these ...
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Does Samadhi realm of desire require single-pointed focus?

There are no 3 realms of Samadhi(Jhana). The jhanas have nothing to do with sensual desire. First four jhanas lead to birth in fine material realms. The last four lead to immaterial realms. One-...
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Am I approaching samadhi properly?

Yes, concentrate on the sensation of the breath and nothing else. This will develop samadhi & but also vipassana because the breath is impermanent. While samadhi is developed, seeing clearly ...
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Threefold division of noble eightfold path

The forerunner of the path is right view (MN117) and basically this means that you must understand something about Buddhism correctly before starting to practise. However, the rest of the practice of ...
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How are the three marks of existence experienced through Samadhi meditation?

The question is loaded with erroneous doctrines that epitomise this other question. There is no such thing as "dry vipassana". Since the suttas (SN 22.59) say vipassana results in dispassion & ...
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Is samadhi the same as samatha? Is there khanika samatha?

If I sit dow on the cushion for a moment, that's momentary samatha. Samatha is simply calmimg. It can take place anywhere. Samatha can lead to samadhi, but the two are by no means identical. It ...
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A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are?

Develop concentration, monks. A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are present. Samādhiṃ, bhikkhave, bhāvetha. Samāhito, bhikkhave, bhikkhu yathābhūtaṃ pajānāti Seeing things (...
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What is the difference between samadhi and samatha?

Samādhi means the stability of mind. Samatha means the peace of mind. Wholesome mind arising is a friend. Unwholesome mind arising is an enemy. Uddhacca mind factor is instability of mind. There ...
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Does Zen have an unusual view of samadhi?

'Samadhi' generically means 'collectedness' or 'concentration'. The Pali states there are two types of concentration, namely, 'right' & 'wrong': In one of right concentration, wrong ...
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After samadhi what?

While I have never had such an experience that lasted for days, I have had some rather zen moments upon reaching epiphanies during contemplative thought. I think the longest was about 15 minutes long ...
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Does Samadhi realm of desire require single-pointed focus?

Samma Samadhi (right concentration) is a specific word in Buddhism to describe form realm and no form realm in conjunction with noble eight fold path. (please note Samma or Right) If you take only the ...
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A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are?

I'm here burning the mid-night oil for the bounty!! :)))) Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the corresponding Agama Text, else it would be more clear, to me at least. However, Samadhi normally ...
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Sutta jhana vs. Visuddhimagga jhana

Another way to divide them is those who consider ekaggatā or very deep one-pointed concentration important or those who don't. "Ekaggatā" does not mean "very deep concentration". "Ekaggatā" is ...
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Sutta jhana vs. Visuddhimagga jhana

There is definitely a lot of confusion about Jhanas. In general, Buddhism has always been infamous for its lack of trust to teachers, texts, and interpretations - hence traditional obsession with "...
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Missing Dhyana/Jhana Sutras?

Yes some texts of the pali canon have parallels in what people call the (chinese) agamas. The links for the agamas is here: Where can I find the Chinese Canon Agama in English translation? Some ...
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Should I judge the efficacy of Samadhi based on the ethical qualities of the meditator?

Right immersion (sammāsamādhi) requires right view. Without that right view, we step off the Noble Eightfold Path very early on (AN4.208): And who’s bad? It’s someone who has wrong view, wrong ...
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Why work on one thing at a time?

The instruction to do "one thing at a time" is implied by the Buddha's praise of Sāriputta's practice, which was intense, deep and accomplished methodically one by one: MN111:1.6: The Buddha said ...
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Why we need Samadhi to attain enlightement?

Is widom something like that ? What is the connection between samadhi and wisdom ? There's a big difference between wisdom and being book-smart. If you have a fish tank full of muddy water, and if ...
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Is samadhi the same as samatha? Is there khanika samatha?

Shamatha and Samadhi are not synonyms. Samadhi is Single-Pointed Concentration, a completely stable and highly refined state of attention. You can achieve voluntary sustained Samadhi through ...
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Am I approaching samadhi properly?

The 1st Jhana is achieved due to the efforts you put into keeping your breath on the object, essentially the effort on keeping the object in focus is Vitakka & Vicara (initial and sustained ...
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A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are?

In this context Samadhi stands for "meditation". So a better translation of that passage would be: Cultivate meditation, monks. One who meditates gets clear vision into the nature of things as they ...
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Sutta jhana vs. Visuddhimagga jhana

From the first translation - AN 4.123 PTS: A ii 126 Jhana Sutta: Mental Absorption (1) translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 2006 - we can read the differences between Jhana 1,2,3, & 4 ...
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Is Samadhi mentioned in Jhana Suttas?

The terms 'jhana', 'samadhi' & 'one-pointedness' ('ekaggataṃ') are all found in the sutta passage below: And what is the faculty of concentration? Katamañca, bhikkhave, samādhindriyaṃ? It’s when ...
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