Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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SarathW
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Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

Post by SarathW » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:46 pm

Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

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Re: Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

Post by santa100 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:42 pm

It's a common misconception that mindfulness and serenity are 2 separate types of meditation. Ven. Thanissaro in his "The Path of Concentration & Mindfulness" explained:
As the Buddha says, the fourth jhana — in which the body is filled with bright awareness — is the point where mindfulness and equanimity become pure. So there should be no problem in combining mindfulness practice with the whole-body awareness that gets very settled and still. In fact, the Buddha himself combines them in his description of the first four steps of breath meditation: (1) being aware of long breathing, (2) being aware of short breathing, (3) being aware of the whole body as you breathe in and breathe out, and then (4) calming the sensation of the breath within the body. This, as the texts tell us, is basic mindfulness practice. It's also a basic concentration practice. You're getting into the first jhana — Right Concentration — right there, at the same time that you're practicing Right Mindfulness.

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Re: Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

Post by SarathW » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:44 am

Thank you Santa.
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Re: Do you find Sati, Sampajanna and Atappa in first Jhana?

Post by santa100 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:04 am

:namaste:

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