Re: Ecstatic Buddhism
- 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where a contemplative; who is withdrawn from sensory phenomena, and
withdrawn from unwholesome mental states; enters upon and abides in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
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