The question was not about personal experience? OP was merely asking about ekaggata mentioned in reference to jhanas? SDC gave an excellent reply by clarifying the meaning of Kammaṭṭhāna. For all intents and purposes it said samadhi is not about dwelling on the nose tip. Op's question was about the soteriological meaning of One pointedness.I try not comment on practice topics because each persons practice is such a subjective experience But one person cannot deny another person's experience.
Don't you think that simplicity can only be found in the Similes that Buddha used to clarify "breath meditation' using Turner Simile, or the jhana similes (soap, spring, lotus in a pond, shrouded in white cloth) to communicate the 4 buddhist jhanas wordlessly.Personally I think it's best to put away technical words when practicing Samatha and keep it simple.
Samatha and insight go hand in hand. When you say Samatha do you mean samadhi?Samatha literaly means calm or calming. Calming successively coarser phenemona and going deeper and deeper in the heart.
Is there a point in becoming calmer and calmer without accompanying wisdom?
Sandha sutta that SDC brought up, clearly says the wise meditator does not do this. Only the inexperienced meditator reflects "Barly grain, barley grain"The thing is, mind jumping from arammana to arammana like a monkey from branch to branch is not pleasant but tiring.
when offered food. He cannot see beyond the pleasurable sensations of food.
The wise meditator (or thoroughbred is not concerned with food)
Don't you think this is an amazing simile, to show that Samadhi is not about an object.
It is natural for a calm mind to settle on one spot. Usually on the breath which is the most prominent phenemona about the body when there is a degree of mental and bodily calm. And it is clearest near the nose. The thing is the breath is a whole world in it self.
- Are you speaking based on the sutta pitaka or based on the commentaries?
The following sounds like speculative personal experience.
With loveMay be its better to say instead of focusing or concentrating on the breath(or whichever arammana) just become more and more interested in the breath.