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12/17/13 11:46 PM
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12/17/13 7:51 PM as a reply to triple think.
IS this a place one can ask you about the wh's of concentration?

I still haven't gotten a grasp on how 'you' work triple think… haha thats why I ask.

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12/17/13 9:00 PM as a reply to Travis Gene McKinstry.
Travis Gene McKinstry:
IS this a place one can ask you about the wh's of concentration?

I still haven't gotten a grasp on how 'you' work triple think… haha thats why I ask.
Absolutely & Specifically.
For Four Jhana & the like.

One must be quick to get a grasp of me...
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12/17/13 9:21 PM as a reply to triple think.
triple think:
Absolutely & Specifically.
For Four Jhana & the like.


Cool. I just posted a question about them.

I'm wondering; is it possible to 'spontaneously' enter into jhana? It seems like I might have done this several times without 'intending' to. And if so, what should one do if one is attempting to do insight meditation? I hear of 'analyzing' the factors but what does this really entail? Can you explain that?

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12/17/13 9:31 PM as a reply to Travis Gene McKinstry.
Travis Gene McKinstry:
I'm wondering; is it possible to 'spontaneously' enter into jhana? It seems like I might have done this several times without 'intending' to. And if so, what should one do if one is attempting to do insight meditation? I hear of 'analyzing' the factors but what does this really entail? Can you explain that?
Sure Gene.
It depends first of all, in this case, what you may be implying by the term 'spontaneously'. This said, anyone may, dependent upon the appropriate conditions, enter Jhana. Therefore it is important to understand what these appropriate conditions are, how these arise and what conditions arise in opposition to the appropriate conditions.
- triplethink

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12/17/13 10:02 PM as a reply to triple think.
triple think:
Travis Gene McKinstry:
I'm wondering; is it possible to 'spontaneously' enter into jhana? It seems like I might have done this several times without 'intending' to. And if so, what should one do if one is attempting to do insight meditation? I hear of 'analyzing' the factors but what does this really entail? Can you explain that?
Sure Gene.
It depends first of all, in this case, what you may be implying by the term 'spontaneously'. This said, anyone may, dependent upon the appropriate conditions, enter Jhana. Therefore it is important to understand what these appropriate conditions are, how these arise and what conditions arise in opposition to the appropriate conditions.
- triplethink


I guess I meant 'spontaneously' by 'not necessarily trying to enter jhana'. Like by intending to do insight meditation.

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12/17/13 11:43 PM as a reply to Travis Gene McKinstry.
Travis Gene McKinstry:
I guess I meant 'spontaneously' by 'not necessarily trying to enter jhana'. Like by intending to do insight meditation.
This makes sense. Again, this is dependent. Many people here have adopted a very wide definition of Jhana and they will have other views and other advice for you to consider. I typically base my criteria for entering Jhana on the traditional Theravada sources as do some others here. I will prepare a presentation based in the Pali Tipitaka in this thread when I have sufficient time to do so and post it here in this thread. In the meantime I can suggest you do as much general reading on the subjects of concentration and Jhana here and elsewhere. There are already many excellent threads here in the Concentration Category.

/// triplethink /|\

Here are two sites with excellent resources for exploring traditional BuddhaDhamma:

Access to Insight

Dhamma Wheel

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12/18/13 10:47 AM as a reply to triple think.
triple think:
Travis Gene McKinstry:
I guess I meant 'spontaneously' by 'not necessarily trying to enter jhana'. Like by intending to do insight meditation.
This makes sense. Again, this is dependent. Many people here have adopted a very wide definition of Jhana and they will have other views and other advice for you to consider. I typically base my criteria for entering Jhana on the traditional Theravada sources as do some others here. I will prepare a presentation based in the Pali Tipitaka in this thread when I have sufficient time to do so and post it here in this thread. In the meantime I can suggest you do as much general reading on the subjects of concentration and Jhana here and elsewhere. There are already many excellent threads here in the Concentration Category.

/// triplethink /|\

Here are two sites with excellent resources for exploring traditional BuddhaDhamma:

Access to Insight

Dhamma Wheel


Cool. Thank you very much the feedback/advice is very helpful emoticon

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12/18/13 1:23 PM as a reply to triple think.
triple think:
I typically base my criteria for entering Jhana on the traditional Theravada sources as do some others here. I will prepare a presentation based in the Pali Tipitaka in this thread when I have sufficient time to do so and post it here in this thread.


That would be nice to see Nathan.

Ajahn Brahm has part of his book Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond available on line here. Also many youtube talks by him on that subject - just search youtube for 'ajahn brahm meditation'