53016[dsg] Re: Directed and Undirected Meditation jhana
- Dec 1, 2005Hi James,
Ken H to Howard: > > I think we have agreed in the past that many
> by bare insight. In other words, jhana was NOT an aspect -crucial
> or otherwise - of their 'move towards awakening.'J: > Didn't Bhikkhu Bodhi write an aricle to this group about how a
person can become a sotapanna without jhana but that some level of
jhana is required for the attainments of once-returner, non-
returner, and arahant?
He wrote an article but I don't remember if it was specifically to
this group. Sarah posted it in instalments and Rob M reposted it a
couple of months ago. I'm not sure, but as I remember the article,
the commentaries say that all stages of attainment are possible
without mundane jhana, but B. Bodhi disagrees. According to his
reading of the suttas, the stage of arahantship is the exception.
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