DanielS Sub-ñana Table

The Maps of Insight with Technical Details, Sub-jhanas and Sub-ñanas, by Daniel M. Ingram

For those who like this kind of format and level of detail.

Knowledge of: The Waterfall Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 0 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 0.4 Intensity: varies Spatial quality: tight Clarity: low Vibratory quality: scattered, vague Feeling tone (vedena): varies Typical physical manifestations: Pain Typical mental manifestations: discontent, surprise, confusion Basic insight(s): It is time to meditate, “My mind is a mess!” Basic flaw(s): Poor concentration, poor investigation, usually swamped by the content/stuff Possible correspondances: Sephira-10 Malkuth

Knowledge of: Mind and Body Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 1.0 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 1.1 Subpart:   Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: pointed Clarity: high, beginnings of phenomena perceived clearly Vibratory quality: none Feeling tone (vedena): nice to amazing Typical physical manifestations: Increased energy Typical mental manifestations: wow, bright, open, unitive Basic insight(s): Thoughts, intentions and mental echo (consciousness) become objective/observable phenomena Basic flaw(s): Don't see Causality, easily solidified to first jhana Possible correspondances:

Knowledge of: Cause and Effect Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 2.0 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 1.2 Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: straight on Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: crude, slow, beginnings obvious Feeling tone (vedena): neutral Typical physical manifestations: Jerky/mechanical breath/walking Typical mental manifestations: perplexity, confusion, mild disturbances Basic insight(s): Intentions precede thoughts and actions, consciousness echoes sensations Basic flaw(s): Don't see Three Characteristics Possible correspondances:

Knowledge of: The Three Characteristics (Impermanence, Suffering, and No-self: the three marks of ultimate reality and gateways to all fundamental insights). Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 3.1 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 1.3 Subpart: solidifying Intensity: high Spatial quality: tight Clarity: low Vibratory quality: crude, moderate speed Feeling tone (vedena): painful Typical physical manifestations: Tension/pain in neck, back, shoulders, twisting, heat increasing (feverish) Typical mental manifestations: Frustration with deep physical "stuff", postural obsession Basic insight(s): Begin to see Three Characteristics Basic flaw(s): Fight them, don't see them very clearly, mostly at physical level Possible correspondances: Sephira- 9 Yesod

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 3.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 1.4 Knowledge of: The Three Characteristics Subpart: deconstructing Intensity: moderate Spatial quality:   Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: crude, coarse, 3-10Hz Feeling tone (vedena): irritating Typical physical manifestations: Shaking, sniffing, hot, stiff, sweating Typical mental manifestations: Disconcerting, manageable, crying and sadness Basic insight(s): See the Three Characteristics more directly, set up for deep insight into them Basic flaw(s): Mind not fast or precise enough yet Possible correspondences:

Knowledge of: The Arising and Passing Away]** (The first Point of No Return)Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 4.1Jhana.Sub-jhana: 2.1Subpart: immatureIntensity: highSpatial quality: straightClarity: moderateVibratory quality: fine, fast, cycling, middle of each pulse obviousFeeling tone (vedena): niceTypical physical manifestations: Increased energy, longer sits, early Kundalini phenomdna, heat, sweating, shaking, swaying intensifiedTypical mental manifestations: Confidence, precision, fear, anticipation, jewel tone lightsBasic insight(s): Shift into direct observation, mind speeds up, deep insights beginBasic flaw(s): Like a kid moving from a bicycle to a carPossible correspondance: Sephira- 8 Hod

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 4.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 2.2 Knowledge of: The Arising and Passing Away Subpart: rapturous Intensity: very high Spatial quality: straight Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: intense, cycling with breath, Feeling tone (vedena): extremes Typical physical manifestations: Sleep need down, fine shaking, very little pain Typical mental manifestations: Ecstasy, grandiosity, extreme faith, sensuality, sexual and spiritual dreams, meditation in dreams common Basic insight(s): Ten Corruptions of Insight arise Basic flaw(s): Ten Corruptions of Insight not seen as they are, like a 16-year-old driving a Ferrari Possible correspondences: Sephira- 7 Netzach

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 4.3 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 2.3 Knowledge of: The Arising and Passing Away Subpart: mature Intensity: high Spatial quality: open, straight on Clarity: high, things in front of one are very clear, middle of phenomena perceived very clearly Vibratory quality: clear, extremely fast, cycling with breath 2-40Hz Feeling tone (vedena): wondrous Typical physical manifestations: Sleep much less, fine shaking, very little pain, energetic phenomena, late Kundalini Typical mental manifestations: Easy confidence, mastery, visions, powers opening, bright white light common, sexual issues/energy arising Basic insight(s): Ten Corruptions of Insight seen through Basic flaw(s): Still holding back, precision not as all-encompassing as they think, arrogance, unbalanced evangelism

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 4.4 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 2.4 Knowledge of: The Arising and Passing Away Subparts: The A & P Event (4.4.2) and Afterglow (4.4.3) and Let Down (4.4.4) Spatial quality: straight on Clarity: extreme, whatever you look at, you see with massive clarity, speed, precision and detail Vibratory quality: extreme, may perceive up to 40+Hz with sustained ability, though frequencies still varying with the breath (fastest in middle, slowest at top and bottom) Feeling tone (vedena): profound Typical physical manifestations: Sleep need down, fine shaking, very little pain, height of Kundalini phenomena with the prana blasting through the sushumna, Peak Experience on spiritual path Typical mental manifestations: Hints of the Ultimate, massive magickal potential and possibly manifestations, mimics Three Doors, may think they are enlightened (very common mistake) or may think they have attained the next level of awakening/path/bhumi/etc. Basic insight(s): The Three Characteristics are hints of the Ultimate, Realization can be attained Basic flaw(s): They don't know as much or see as clearly as they think they do Possible correspondences: Sephira- 6 Tifaret

Knowledge of: Dissolution (beginning of Dark Night/Dukkha Ñanas) Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 5.1 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.1 Subpart: early Intensity: low Spatial quality: diffuse, center not clear, periphery more clear but this has not yet been noticed, a phenomena that will predominate in the whole of the third vipassana jhana Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: decreasing strength, 5-7Hz steady, drum beat Feeling tone (vedena): hung over, like the morning after a party Typical physical manifestations: Hunger, cravings for substances/sex, restlessness, irritation, mild pain returns Typical mental manifestations: Withdrawal symptoms, frustration, exhaustion, raw lust, temptation Basic insight(s): With highs come lows, with extreme highs come crashes Basic flaw(s): Attachment to A&P, long for past abilities, clarity and balance fade

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 5.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.1 Knowledge of: Dissolution Subpart: late Intensity: low Spatial quality: hard to say, diffuse Clarity: very low Vibratory quality: falling away, vague Feeling tone (vedena): neutral, relatively restful Typical physical manifestations: Kundalini and shaking stops, intentions less effective, cool (as contrasted with A&P which was hot) Typical mental manifestations: Rest, vagueness, couch potato Basic insight(s): Hints of the implications of transience at a more mental level. Basic flaw(s): Effort must be more gentle and accepting, vagueness must be understood, insights now coming around to shake observer Possible correspondences: Sephira- 5 Geburah

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 6 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.2 Knowledge of: Fear Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: periphery more clear than center, wide attention Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: endings obvious, faster, 5-7Hz, shamanic drumbeat, not tied to breath Feeling tone (vedena): bad, touch of good Typical physical manifestations: Energy returning, aversion to staying still, pain of sitting obvious Typical mental manifestations: Fear, paranoia, anxiety, rapture Basic insight(s): Acceptance difficult, Fear can be frightening and fun. Insights coming around at observer, violating Basic flaw(s): Fascination with fear, lost in the content

Knowledge of: Misery Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 7 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.2 Sephira correspondance:   Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: wide, center not very clear Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: steady, moderate pace Feeling tone (vedena): bad, touch of good Typical physical manifestations: Aversion to staying still, restlessness Typical mental manifestations: Misery, sadness, rapture Basic insight(s): Acceptance is difficult, Misery can be miserable and fun Basic flaw(s): Fascination with misery, lost in the content

Knowledge of: Disgust Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 8 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.2 Subpart:   Intensity: moderateSpatial quality: wide but getting very tight, like the walls of hell are collapsing Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: edgy, 10-18+Hz, chaotic Feeling tone (vedena): bad, touch of good Typical physical manifestations: Aversion to staying still, restlessness Typical mental manifestations: Disgust, renunciation of ordinary “wordly” things, rapture Basic insight(s): Acceptance is difficult, Disgust can be disgusting and fun Basic flaw(s): Fascination with disgust, lost in the content

Knowledge of: Desire for Deliverance Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 9 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.3 Intensity: high Spatial quality: very claustrophobic Clarity: low Vibratory quality: edgy, 10-18+Hz, chaotic Feeling tone (vedena): disturbing and irritating Typical physical manifestations: Aversion to staying still, restlessness, increased energy Typical mental manifestations: Desire for deliverance, melodharmas, disenchantment with The World Basic insight(s): Realization must be beyond reality, A Lack of Enlightenment is Unacceptable Basic flaw(s): Effort still made to create this, lost in the content Possible correspondences: Sephira- 4 Chesed

Knowledge of: Re-observation Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 10.1 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.3 Subpart: Crisis! (natural counterpoint to A&P) Intensity: extreme Spatial quality: very tight Clarity: low Vibratory quality: extremely edgy, very complex, irritating rhythms wide out on periphery, moderate to fast Feeling tone (vedena): The Worst Typical physical manifestations: Extreme aversion to staying still, painful neck and back tension, note similarity to Three Characteristics (third nana), very easy to mistake one for the other Typical mental manifestations: Primal frustration, madness, cult leader, dark "stuff", reactivity, anger, neurosis level high Basic insight(s): The GREAT KICK in the ASS, You won't find the answer in any phenomena or reaction to them. Sense of observer shaking. Basic flaw(s): Basic acceptance of implications of previous insights low, large potential for messy bleedthrough into life Possible correspondences: Sephira- Dath/Abyss

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 10.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 3.4 Knowledge of: Re-observation Subpart: defeat/acceptance Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: very hard to describe, on border between 3rd and 4th vipassana jhana, wide Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: not obvious, loosening/coalescing Feeling tone (vedena): ok, like after tears Typical physical manifestations: Release, exhaustion Typical mental manifestations: Defeat, surrender Basic insight(s): You can't do it, and so you completely give up and accept defeat Basic flaw(s): Exhaustion, strangely may be mistaken for fourth vipassana jhana/equanimity with obsession about where one is by those who know the maps, may think they missed their shot when in fact they are not there yet.

Knowledge of: Equanimity Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 11.1 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 4.1 Subpart: Low Equanimity Sephira correspondance: Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: open, panoramic Clarity: high Vibratory quality: chunky, increasing, beginning through end becoming obvious Feeling tone (vedena): mildly bad and good Typical physical manifestations: Mild pain when sitting Typical mental manifestations: Confidence returning, weight has lifted, "in the pocket", odd mystical ways of looking at world that resolve dualities (may be very mythologized) Basic insight(s): Realization can be attained, formations become obvious, begin to include full field of experience, name and form as integrated experience Basic flaw(s): Mind still speeding up, synchronizing, and recovering Possible correspondences: Sephira- 3 Binah

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 11.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 4.2 Knowledge of: Equanimity Subpart: Early Mastery, begins with another single double-dip shift in the style of the cycles of the A&P Sephira correspondance:   Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: panoramic Clarity: very high Vibratory quality: very Clear, formations clearer Feeling tone (vedena): good Typical physical manifestations: Prolonged sitting easy Typical mental manifestations: Mild fear of madness and death, anticipation, joy Basic insight(s): Realization is imminent, the true nature of formations becomes obvious Basic flaw(s): Anticipation, over-confidence

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 11.3 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 4.3 Knowledge of: Equanimity Subpart: High Mastery Intensity: low Spatial quality: panoramic Clarity: very high Vibratory quality: broad, harmonics, formations Feeling tone (vedena): great Typical physical manifestations: Feel great and healthy naturally Typical mental manifestations: Great mastery, natural confidence, ease and bliss, "Near Misses", formless realms Basic insight(s): Mastery of seeing the true nature of formations Basic flaw(s): Still holding back, center still seems to be that which masters Possible correspondences: Sephira- 2 Chokmah

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 11.4 Jhana.Sub-jhana.Sub-sub-jhana: 4.4.1 Knowledge of: Equanimity Subpart: High Equanimity Intensity: low Spatial quality: panoramic Clarity: near perfect Vibratory quality: ariable Feeling tone (vedena): peaceful, ordinary Typical physical manifestations: None obvious Typical mental manifestations: Boredom, forgetfulness, balance, Deep Wisdom seems very natural and ordinary Basic insight(s): Attachment to mastery vanishes, effort to attain or do vanishes, it all happens by itself Basic flaw(s): Very few

Knowledge of: Conformity (of perception and reality) Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 12 Jhana.Sub-jhanaSub-sub-jhana: 4.4.2 Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: complete Clarity: perfect Vibratory quality: only lasts one complete pulse/formation Feeling tone (vedena): depends on which of the Three Doors you went through (nice for No-self Door, neutral for Impermanence Door, creepy/violating for Suffering Door) Typical physical manifestations: doesn’t apply Typical mental manifestations: doesn’t apply Basic insight(s): Effortless conformity of perception with the Three Characteristics of Full Formations. Basic flaw(s): None

Knowledge of: Change of Lineage Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 13 Jhana.Sub-jhana.Sub-sub-jhana: 4.4.3 Intensity: moderate Spatial quality: complete Clarity: perfect Vibratory quality: one complete pulse Feeling tone (vedena): depends on door (see above) Typical physical manifestations: does not apply Typical mental manifestations: does not apply Basic insight(s): This is realization, permanent direct changes made in perception of relationship to phenomena Basic flaw(s): None

Knowledge of: Path (note well, this does not necessarily mean that one has attained the next path of the 4/5 Path system, but does mark a new cycle of insight having been completed. How completed cycles of insight correlate with Paths in the traditional 4/5 Path systems is a complex topic. In general, for the traditional 4 Path system: to stream entry is a straight shot (one path equals stream entry), to second path is a pretty straight (maybe one to a few cycles), from second path to third path is a big pain in the ass and may involve many, many cycles, and from third path to arahatship (Nirvana second meaning) is even worse but finally involves insight that has nothing to do with the cycles at all. See my book for further commentary on this topic. Mapping out in that territory is very, very hard.) Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 14 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 4.4.4 Sephira correspondance: 1 Kether Intensity: + Spatial quality: complete Clarity: perfect Vibratory quality:  one complete pulse Feeling tone (vedena): depends on door (see above) Typical physical manifestations:   Typical mental manifestations:   Basic insight(s): The first/next Path is Attained Basic flaw(s): None Possible correspondences: Sephira- 1 Kether

Knowledge of: Fruition (Nirvana first meaning) Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 15 Jhana.Sub-jhana: N/A Sephira correspondance: 0 Ain Intensity: N/A Spatial quality: N/A Clarity: N/A Vibratory quality: N/A Feeling tone (vedena): N/A Typical physical manifestations: N/A Typical mental manifestations: N/A Basic insight(s): This is the non-experience of Nirvana beyond space, time and the universe. Basic flaw(s): N/A, though many experiences, particularly the A&P and the Formless Realms may easily be mistaken for the real deal. This is an extremely common problem. Possible correspondences: Sephira- 0 Ain

Knowledge of: Review Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 16.1 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 0.1 Subpart: First Passes Intensity: very Spatial quality: varies by ñana Clarity: high to outrageous Vibratory quality: cycles Feeling tone (vedena): cycles Typical physical manifestations: Cycles 4-11, then 15 Typical mental manifestations: Cycles 4-11, then 15 Basic insight(s): The Path has been attained, hints of limitations shown soon enough Basic flaw(s): Mind too powerful to really be stable or balanced, aftershocks of realization may be massive and go on for days or weeks (see my book for more complete description)

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 16.2 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 0.2 Knowledge of: Review Subpart: Stabilizing Intensity: varies but calming down Clarity: moderate Vibratory quality: cycles Feeling tone (vedena): cycles Typical physical manifestations: Cycles Typical mental manifestations: Cycles Basic insight(s): The stages of the path can be mastered and integrated, confidence building Basic flaw(s): Still working on mastery and integration

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 16.3 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 0.3 Knowledge of: Review Subpart: Mastery Intensity: varies Clarity: even Vibratory quality: cycles Feeling tone (vedena): cycles, but more pleasant in general Typical physical manifestations: Cycles Typical mental manifestations: Cycles Basic insight(s): The stages of the Path are Mastered Basic flaw(s): Integration is lifelong, Dualities May Remain if this not the Last Path

Ñana.Sub-Ñana: 16.4 Jhana.Sub-jhana: 0.4 Knowledge of: Review Subpart: Time To Move On Intensity: lower Clarity: low Vibratory quality: hard to map Feeling tone (vedena): cycles Typical physical manifestations: cycles, but hard to map Typical mental manifestations: cycles, but hard to map Basic insight(s): Integration lifelong, limits of level of realization/integration become clear in cycles, time to look more closely, samatha quality of vipassana jhanas may begin to predominate, reality seems to be solidifying Basic flaw(s): May not clearly see what to look for/do next

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