Regarding the Discourse on the Fruits of Recluseship, if you can't
find it on-line, it is available from Buddhist Publication Society
(delivery takes a while).
(under Translations from
The Discourse on the Fruits of Recluseship
The Såmaññaphala Sutta and Its Commentaries
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
In reply to a question on the fruits of the monk's life, the Buddha
traces the entire progress of the disciple from the first step of the
path to its culmination in the attainment of Nibbåna. The sutta
commentaries together give extensive treatment to such subjects as
the monk's moral precepts, contentment, mindfulness and clear
comprehension, the abandoning of the five hindrances, jhånas,
1989, 200 pp.; 5.5" x 8.5"; $10.00; BP 212S
As well as the articles RobertK mentioned re Vipassana/Jhana, there
is another one you may find worth looking at, where the opinions of
five well-known modern teachers are mentioned.
Vipassana & Jhana: What The Masters Say - by Ven. Visuddhacara
--- In dhammastudygroup@y..., Robert Epstein <epsteinrob@Y...> wrote:
> Dear Nina,
> Your description below is very helpful to me in getting some
> the jhanas and realization of anicca, as well as other points.
Thanks very much.
> Is there any convenient way to read or reprint the page that
> "...the explanation
> > on sila, guarding of the doorways, mindfulness, contentment,
> > five hindrances, the jhanas, and the highest sacrifice:
> > the
> > asavas...."
> If it exists on-line, I'd love to read that commentary.
> Robert Ep.