Follow the procedure.JC938 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:44 amHello,
To enter jhana 1 or even 2,3..
How do you meditate? Do you do the sati pathan 4 (watching body, feeling, mind, emotion) or do you just watch the in and out of breath or do you just watch the mind and the thoughts (vipassana). How do you enter jhana 1 and feel happy?
Using a proper historical lexicography, and your knowledge of the Indian philosophy of the time (particularly Vedic — as in, being able to understand the concept of space, for instance).
Here is what "seclusion" means:
So know your own breath — recover your own breath.
Know the internal of the world of senses, and get a touch of the rupa loka, I guess.
Don't breathe long & short, but breathe high & low.
In the case of the verbs assasanto & passasanto, the Sanskrit considers dīgha (दीर्घ dīrgha) and rassa (ह्रस्व hrasva [hras-va]), as adverbs - whose translation is far (lofty) & close (low) - and not long & short (as it would be, in the case of an adjective).
Don't try to go further the first jhana, until you have mastered it, I suppose.
My humble take.