What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

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SarathW
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What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

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What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

The way I understand:
- Samatha Jhana develop Jhanaanga (Vitakka, Vicara,Pithy,Sukha,Ekagata)

- Vipassna Jhana develop Bodhianga (seven factors of enlightenment):

Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya)
Energy (viriya, S. vīrya)
Joy (pīti, S. prīti)
Tranquillity (passaddhi, S. praśrabdhi)
Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
Equanimity (upekkhā, S. upekṣā)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhipakk ... hamm%C4%81
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

justindesilva
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Re: What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

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SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:36 am
What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

The way I understand:
- Samatha Jhana develop Jhanaanga (Vitakka, Vicara,Pithy,Sukha,Ekagata)

- Vipassna Jhana develop Bodhianga (seven factors of enlightenment):

Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya)
Energy (viriya, S. vīrya)
Joy (pīti, S. prīti)
Tranquillity (passaddhi, S. praśrabdhi)
Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
Equanimity (upekkhā, S. upekṣā)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhipakk ... hamm%C4%81
To my understanding Jananga is dyana + anga which brings ones concentration level of the mind to samadhi.
Bojjanga is bodhi + anga , which brings ones mind and consciousness to a level of wisdom or pragna.
The closest translation of anga is ways (steps) or levels.

justindesilva
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Re: What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

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SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:36 am
What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

The way I understand:
- Samatha Jhana develop Jhanaanga (Vitakka, Vicara,Pithy,Sukha,Ekagata)

- Vipassna Jhana develop Bodhianga (seven factors of enlightenment):

Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya)
Energy (viriya, S. vīrya)
Joy (pīti, S. prīti)
Tranquillity (passaddhi, S. praśrabdhi)
Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
Equanimity (upekkhā, S. upekṣā)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhipakk ... hamm%C4%81
To my understanding Jananga is dyana + anga which brings ones concentration level of the mind to samadhi.
Bojjanga is bodhi + anga , which brings ones mind and consciousness to a level of wisdom or pragna.
Bodhi is also enlightment.
The closest translation of anga is ways (steps) or levels.

sakyan
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Re: What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

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SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:36 am
What is the difference between Jhananga and Bojjanga?

The way I understand:
- Samatha Jhana develop Jhanaanga (Vitakka, Vicara,Pithy,Sukha,Ekagata)

- Vipassna Jhana develop Bodhianga (seven factors of enlightenment):

Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya)
Energy (viriya, S. vīrya)
Joy (pīti, S. prīti)
Tranquillity (passaddhi, S. praśrabdhi)
Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
Equanimity (upekkhā, S. upekṣā)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhipakk ... hamm%C4%81
Yes, I too understand it the same way.

A person attaining nibbana by the way of jhana when investigates the jhana factors with sati develops and cultivates all the 7 factors of awakening.

Having cultivated the 7 factors of awakening, one attains magga, phala and nibbana. Vipassana jhana is not a jhana but a process, it is a process of applying sati and investigation of dhamma in presence of concentration which develops and cultivates other factors of awakening.

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