FAQ Tag: Arupa jhanas

Of the Seven Factors of Awakening, should we keep the Mindfulness factor at all times, but put the other six in as needed?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Advice on the 6R’s and Meditation Practice

The 6Rs are crucial, and the most profound is the Relax step. Many people seem to glaze over the Relax step, not really taking the time to understand what it…
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December 21, 2020 0

You referred to a clear and bright mind in the 7th or 8th jhana; does this mean the arising of bright signs?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 19, 2020 0

How can you recognize jhana factors without verbalizing them?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 17, 2020 0

Several suttas, for instance about the Buddha’s childhood experience, never mention specific objects for the first four jhanas, only jhana factors.

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 17, 2020 0

When moving beyond the ‘movies’ of Neither-perception-nor-non-perception, am I on the right track?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 16, 2020 0

Is it possible to be in the base of Infinite Consciousness and not feel Joy?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 15, 2020 0

Is smiling in the mind less necessary in the base of Neither-perception-nor-non-perception?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

How to bring up one of the Factors of Enlightenment in the right amount?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

Did the Buddha, when he was a bodhisattva, practice with arupa jhanas and rejected them?

 Well, I would say this is simply lacking direct experience. The Buddha explains these arupa jhanas so many times, it would be basically putting a lot of what he said…
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December 11, 2020 0