State of absorption: a definition of Meditation/Mindfulness

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Focused and Fearless.
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“In this book, jhana practice refers to a traditional sequence of specific states of absorption where the mind is secluded from sensory impingement and deeply unified with a chosen object.
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Attention is not distracted by stray thoughts nor affected by the flutter of moods.
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Even physical sensations and sounds eventually fade as the mind becomes entirely immersed in a single coherent focus.
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Jhanas are states of happiness that can radically transform the heart, reshape the mind, imbue consciousness with enduring joy and ease, and provide an inner resource of tranquillity that surpasses any conceivable sensory pleasure.
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Jhanas are states of deep rest, healing rejuvenation, and profound comfort that create a stable platform for transformative insight.
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Throughout the development of jhana, we intertwine the calming aspects of concentration with the investigative aspects of insight meditation.
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The fruit of concentration is freedom of heart and mind.”
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