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by MarioK
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 252
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Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Dear Pulsar,

it seems I am able now to send PMS. Please look in your inbox. If you wish, I will post my reply here, but I think its better off public.

:anjali:
by MarioK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 252
Views: 21040

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Ok I get it, still do you mind me, if I tried to explain the method in very simple language? Perhaps I can plant a seed in you, so later on if you felt like exploring the teaching, you would have had a heard of it previously. I shall imagine I am teaching a Jhana 101 class, an introduction to those...
by MarioK
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 252
Views: 21040

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Dear MarioK Are you familiar with the Four Step Rupa jhana method I am afraid not It is nicely explained in Atthasalini, which is found on the web. If I give you a link to the text, can you access it? Sure Once you reply, I will try to help, based on your current knowledge of other 37 factors of aw...
by MarioK
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 252
Views: 21040

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

In this method the first jhana is split into two steps, so it is called 5 step rupa jhana. It is really not hard to engage in these, at least up until the 3rd jhana. The 3rd and 4th of the 4 rupa jhanas are called subtle states, there one needs more experience. The first and second of the 4 Rupa jh...