tiltbillings wrote:Let me add a bit more here to clarify. One pointed concentration does prevent the hindrances from arising, but it also prevents their arising for a time afterwards. This is something I have read years ago, and I was directly taught this by the teacher who taught me jhana. Now, the interesting question: Is this a direct sutta teaching? I don't think so. It more likely from the commentaries and the Abhidhamma, which should not disqualify it out of hand for that reasaon, for the simple reason that experience seems to show that this is the case.
There's at least one canonical reference for post-Jhana suppression of Hindrances, found in AN 9.35 thus -
(after the standard listing of the 9 attainments)
Whenever a monk attains to such an attainment, or emerges (vuṭṭhāti) from it, his mind is pliable and malleable
Yato kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu taṃ tadeva samāpattiṃ samāpajjatipi vuṭṭhātipi, tassa mudu cittaṃ hoti kammaññaṃ
The "mudu" is part of the pericopes describing the state of the auditor who is free of Hindrances when listening to the teaching peculiar to the Buddhas. It's also found in the simile of the goldsmith working gold (eg AN 3.100), comparing the heightened mind to gold which is mudu (pliable), kammañña (malleable) and pabhassara (radiant).
So, you and the Abhidhammikas are on sure footing.