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by one_awakening
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 34
Views: 611

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Great! Are you sitting at least one hour every day? I usually sit for two hours per day and sometimes for three hours. Jhana definitely requires a considerable commitment time-wise. .....I got up, drank some water and relaxed. I sat on the floor with a cushion and then after one hour I entered a ve...
by one_awakening
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 34
Views: 611

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

1. Are you able to enter the jhanas every time you sit down? No 2. If not, how often are you able to enter the jhanas? (Once day, week, month, etc..) On average, about once every two weeks 4. What is the highest jhana you've mastered? I haven't mastered any of the Jhanas. They will continue to be a...
by one_awakening
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Pondera wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:50 am
I don’t attain Nibbana regularly due to time restrictions
People got criticized in this thread for just saying they occasionally enter the Jhanas.
by one_awakening
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

cappuccino wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Jhana = calmness


Yes. I would also add, Jhana = letting go





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by one_awakening
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Then why do they reappear in your ordinary waking life if they've disappeared? They also seemingly disappear when you go to sleep. They don't really disappear. You are suppressing these things by manipulating your mind. It is only temporary. This is the point. They re-appear in ordinary waking life...
by one_awakening
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Real insight is not going to arise doing what you do. I haven't actually talked about what I do, or how I do it. I've just responded to the original question by saying, yes I enter Jhana and how often. If you're saying that the Jhanas will not lead to real insight, well that's another discussion. …...
by one_awakening
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Sorry if I sound like I'm being hard on you. Maybe I hold these things in too high of a regard --- but I sure wouldn't want to consider them to be any less than what the Buddha said they were or then I may not appreciate the significance. No problem at all. To be honest, in my own practice, I'm not...
by one_awakening
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

I'm curious how you know it was the fourth jhana then? Because the state that I'm in is exactly as described in the fourth Jhana. It's a very still state, no thoughts and the pleasure of the previous three Jhanas is no longer present, nor is there is any pain. It's a state where nothing is required...
by one_awakening
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

"When one has attained the fourth jhāna, in-and-out breathing has ceased." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn36/sn36.011.than.html I don't think The Buddha would recommend to cease breathing. I think what's being pointed to here is that breathing becomes so subtle that's it's impercepti...
by one_awakening
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:29 am
fourth jhāna respiration ceases; you both have achieved this?
This is the problem. What qualifies as Jhanas has kept changing over the centuries to mean deeper and deeper states, to the point where the Jhanas are almost unattainable according to some definitions.
by one_awakening
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2169

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

I enter Jhanas probably about once a fortnight using mindfulness of breathing. The highest I've attained is fourth Jhana. It gets a bit complicated because there's a difference between what is a Jhana according to the Suttas and what is a Jhana according to the Visuddhimagga. According to the Visudd...
by one_awakening
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1520

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

For me it comes back to The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The more I observe the mind and the body, the more I realise it's just the rising and passing away of temporary phenomenon. This rising and passing away does not require a self to be present.
by one_awakening
Sun May 27, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Satipatthana Practice

I've been studying and practicing Satipatthana for a while, and it seems to me like you could devote and entire lifetime to it and still not master it, because there's a lot there, in this just one practice.
by one_awakening
Sat May 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 601

Thoughts and Suffering

In my own practice, I have found that thoughts seem to contribute the most to suffering than any of the other five sense objects. Would this be a fair statement?
by one_awakening
Fri May 04, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhists bowing to golden statues...
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: Buddhists bowing to golden statues...

A lot of the time, it's out of respect to the Buddha. For me, it's out of gratitude for the wonderful teachings he has left us.