“And how, friend, does one guard the doors of the sense faculties? Here, having seen a form with the eye, a bhikkhu does not grasp its signs (nimitta) and features.
pyluyten wrote:Nimitta is sometimes discussed here, it is a common and somewhat important concept is Samatha.
Is there "Nimitta" or similar concept in other branch of Buddhism, eg Chan/Zen ? (after all, Zen means Dhyana).
Is there Nimitta in Yoga? or in other practices?
pyluyten wrote:(I was once told samatha came to buddhism from Yoga but facts seem to show the opposite).
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