Sneaking into 5th jhana - Discussion
Sneaking into 5th jhana
When I listen to the album "Hex" by Bark Psychosis ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4OSxc9XYRc ), if I really allow myself, I have the impression of being mentally transported to this sprawling urban realm of blurred electric lights and tall buildings, utterly devoid of people, like I've been exiled there and will wander forever in this nightscape. Its not entirely unpleasant, since I'm quite agoraphobic, but also discomfiting in a good way, as its quite a tense album, lyrically. This experience is reported by many fans of the band. What I've been thinking recently is what if I enter this place, wander around for a while, and as the album hits the last track ( a purely ambient piece ) I expand the boundaries of the city outward to infinity, and thus "sneak" into the higher jhanas? The album experience is much like a lucid dream, but with a theme; I will try this tonight and report on the results.