vitakka in first jhāna, spelled out so you can't hide from the truth

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frank k
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vitakka in first jhāna, spelled out so you can't hide from the truth

Post by frank k » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:52 pm

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... t-so.html
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Re: vitakka in first jhāna, spelled out so you can't hide from the truth

Post by auto » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:56 pm

What truth tho?
When you decide not to go out, instead stay with unsatisfied urges.

are the unsatisfied urges = "quite withdrawn from sensuality"?

during that time, aren't the mind occupied with thinking about unsatisfied sensual pleasures, the mind is occupied with thinking about it ="directed thought"?
other words vitakkam vicaram denotes the sensual pleasure, what also is sankappa.

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