The Great Jhana Debate

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Yes, that's true, there were some technical discussions on exactly what sort of samadhi was being produced...

Of course, those who distrust the commentaries on principle wouldn't have any interest in that particular dispute... :popcorn:

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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If I may..

Speaking from my own meditative experiences. There does seem to exist "a space", upon exiting from samatha practice
(be it from jhana, absorption,one-pointedness,samadhi, however one wishes to describe it), which is devoid of
hindrances and without me, mine, myself-ing - wherein dhammas begin to seep back, a bit like water after the breech
of a dam. It is in this brief space (for me, at least), that it is possible to relate to stuff (annica,dukkha,anatta)in a
way that doesn't overwhelm. I think psychotherapist's call this providing a container. Perhaps this practice is to help
us to realise that we can construct(?) our own container.. or that we are a container, self-made. Something like that. :smile:

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