Re: [Pali] Abhidhammattha Sangho - Citta Summary
- Dear Gabriel,
thank you for your post.
I cannot answer very extensively since I will be off for a week this
Op 10-jul-2007, om 5:35 heeft Lotsawanet het volgende geschreven:
> I find something about four types of Samadhi:--------
> (1) the concentration issuing in the attainment of the jhanas
> (2) the concentration issuing in the attainment of nana dassana
> (extra-sensory perception).
> (3) the concentration issuing in the attainment of satisampajanna
> (4) the concentration issuing in the attainment of vipassana nana
> (penetrative insight).
G: So could we say that jhanna in their eight levels is the first
And the attainment of that is reached by the development of samatha?
G: Also, could we say that the attainment of the third and forth
reached by the development of vipassana practice?
Could we categorize in this way?
N: I remember that this was mentioned in a sutta but now I have no
time to trace this.
When speaking about vipassana I think of samaadhi of the eightfold
Path that is developed with the other factors, especially right
understanding of the eightfold Path. Then the object of samaadhi is a
nama or rupa that appears at the present moment, such as visible
object, seeing, sound, etc. The goal is to realize them as
impermanent, dukkha and anattaa. Instead of emphasizing mind-control
I would rather say that understanding is essential.
Samaadhi is a cetasika arising with each citta but Now we see that it
can be very different, depending on the citta it accompanies.
Samaadhi in jhaana is different from samaadhi of the eightfold Path
and their objects are altogether different.
When we read in the texts about samaadhi we should be very careful
and look at the context, and also consult the ancient commentaries so
that we do not misunderstand its meaning.
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