Differences between equanimity in 4th Jhana & 7 Foe

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sentinel
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Differences between equanimity in 4th Jhana & 7 Foe

Post by sentinel » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 am

If one look at the equanimity in fourth jhana it is quite different from the equanimity (of surrendering) in the seven factor of enlightenment . Strong concentration led one to attain jhanas an altered states of consciousness but not enlightenment , still they do provide much needed experience into the Path . The fourth jhana equanimity is about equilibrium or steadiness of one's feeling . Whereas the equanimity of enlightenment factor is about relinquishing the clinging to sankhara .
Four jhana by itself is insufficient to help one in attaining liberation . But , the seven factor of enlightenment starts with the four foundation mindfulness meditation where four jhana lacks .
That is how both equanimity are in different domains .
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Re: Differences between equanimity in 4th Jhana & 7 Foe

Post by form » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:21 am

I dun see them as different equanimity. Just difference in intensity. There is a sutta in SN that mention the balance between concentration, equanimity and mindfulness has to be balanced to achieve enlightenment.

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