ABSORPTION INTO JHANA STATES”: part two

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“When the mind abandons its contact with the senses, including discursive thinking, the concentrated absorption of jhana begins.
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The mind is utterly still and focused on its object.
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The specific object of focus becomes progressively refined in the development of concentration, from the physical sensations of breathing, to a perception of light.
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Rapture, pleasure, and equanimity may accompany the bright radiant mind, while attention is continually directed toward the place where the breath is known.
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As these perceptions grow increasingly subtle, attention remains connected and the subtle perception of breath is recognized as a perception of stable brightness in mind.”
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In jhana, attention is virtually merged into its object, creating an impression of complete unification.

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