Meditational ‘States’

998157_582547265171073_743527845_nIn the Madhyama Agama, the Buddha Shakyamuni describes the four rupa dhyanas (form absorptions; jhanas in Pali), the four arupa dhyanas (formless absorptions), and nirodha-samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling).

[“The cessation of perception and feeling” is a technical term, denoting the reversion of the process through which craving develops (contact > feeling > perception > volition > consciousness > action) and the cycle of birth and death continues.]

These are not discrete and separate ‘meditational states’, to be cultivated and pursued independently. All being is a flux, a continuum of experience; these dhyanas are signposts in the practice of Right Concentration.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Meditational ‘States’

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年12月3日 (週三) 11:19 PM 寫道﹕

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