Re: Ecstatic Buddhism
- <jhanananda@...> wrote:
> Hello friends you are invited to subscribe to an infrequent newsletter that
> is dedicated to meditative absorption and Ecstatic Buddhism. This
> newsletter will basically post a timely calendar of retreats that are
> dedicated to the cultivation of meditative absorption in any religious
> context, thus samadhi, jhana, fana, gnosis, ecstasy and meditative
> absorption are all terms that have been used for this experience.
> Ecstatic Buddhism
> A newsletter for the ecstatic contemplative and the Ecstatic Buddhist
> website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ecstatic_Buddhism/
> Subscribe: Ecstatic_Buddhismfirstname.lastname@example.org
> Additionally, if any of you know of a meditation retreat that will be held
> that is oriented to the development of meditative absorption, then please
> let us know at the following email address:
> Maha-satipatthana Sutta (DN 22.21)
> "And what is meditative absorption (sama-samadhi)? There is the case where a
> contemplative; who is withdrawn from sensory phenomena, and withdrawn from
> unwholesome mental states; enters upon and abides in the first meditative
> absorption state (jhana), which is accompanied by bliss (piiti) and joy
> (sukha) originating from withdrawal...² (through fourth jhana).
> The contemplative Jeffrey S, Brooks
> the Great Western Vehicle
> PO Box 41795
> Tucson, AZ 85717
From here the Url works without the www.
- Hello Era, Nirodha, Adam and Greg thank-you ever so much for posting
your kind and supportive comments regarding the importance of
cultivating meditative absorption. Thank-you Era for the heads up on
the URL. I enjoyed reading Nirodha's post Science of Self-Realization
- Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Roy Eugene.
I very much enjoyed reading Adam West's post regarding AZIZ KRISTOF in
which he comments on "The Dangers of Pseudo Advaita now proceeds"
I also very much enjoyed reading Greg's post regarding the
conservative Hindu opinion of Westerners embracing Hindu philosophies,
such as Advaita.
"Westerners can never become
enlightened and should not study Advaita.
The best thing that Westerners can do is to live
a good life and hope to be reborn in India -
as a cockroach."
The Buddha's definition of the 8th fold of the Noble Eightfold Path
Maha-satipatthana Sutta (DN 22.21)
"And what is meditative absorption (sama-samadhi)? There is the case
where a contemplative; who is withdrawn from sensory phenomena, and
withdrawn from unwholesome mental states; enters upon and abides in
the first meditative absorption state (jhana), which is accompanied by
bliss (piiti) and joy (sukha) originating from withdrawal..." (through
Jhanananda (Jeffrey S, Brooks)
the Great Western Vehicle
PO Box 41795
Tucson, AZ 85717-1795