would learning jhana solely from sutta be possible?

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Re: would learning jhana solely from sutta be possible?

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 am

mogg wrote:Of course. Ramana Maharshi was spontaneously liberated at the age of 16 without any teachings of any kind.

Its kammically dependent.
We cannot assume that his liberation was the same as what the Buddha taught.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson


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