NAMO BUDDHAYA !
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa !..
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Supremely Enlightened One !..
Noble Eightfold Path (midle path) – 08.Right Concentration
# - Aggregate of Wise – (01. Right View,/ 02. Right Intention)
# - Aggregates of Virtuous – (03. Right Speech ,/ 04. Right Action ,/ 05. Right Livelihood)
# - Aggregates of Concentration – (06. Right Effort ,/ 07. Right Mindfulness ,/ 08. Right Concentration)
Here, detached from sensual pleasures, detached from unwholesome states, a monk enters upon and abides in the first jhana, which is accompanied by applied and sustained thought, with rapture and pleasure born of seclusion.
With the stilling of applied and sustained thought. he enters upon and abides in the second jhana, which has self – confidence and singleness of mind, without applied and sustained thought, with rapture and pleasure born of concentration.
With the fading away as well of rapture, he abides in equanimity, and mindful and fully aware, still feeling pleasure with the body. he enters upon and abides in the third jhana, on account of which noble ones announce: 'He has a pleasant abiding who has equanimity and is mindful.'
With the abandoning of pleasure and pain, and with the earlier disappearance of joy and grief. he enters upon and abides in the fourth jhana, which has neither – pain, nor – pleasure and purity of mindfulness and equanimity.
This friends, is called right concentration.
"This is called the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering.
Idaṁ vuccatāvuso: ‘dukkhanirodhagāminī paṭipadā ariyasaccaṁ’.
32. Discourses of Dwellings (1) - Anupubbavihārā Sutta"Bhikkhus, there are these nine progressive dwellings. What nine? "Navayime, bhikkhave, anupubbavihārā. Katame nava?
(1) Paṭhamaṁjhānaṁ, - Here, secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unwholesome states, a bhikkhu enters and dwells in the first jhāna, which consists of rapture and pleasure born of seclusion, accompanied by thought and examination.
(2) Dutiyaṁ jhānaṁ, - With the subsiding of thought and examination, he enters and dwells in the second jhāna, which has internal placidity and unification of mind and consists of rapture and pleasure born of concentration, without thought and examination.
(3) Tatiyaṁ jhānaṁ, - With the fading away as well of rapture, he dwells equanimous and, mindful and clearly comprehending, he experiences pleasure with the body; he enters and dwells in the third jhāna of which the noble ones declare: ‘He is equanimous, mindful, one who dwells happily.’
(4) Catutthaṁ jhānaṁ, - With the abandoning of pleasure and pain, and with the previous passing away of joy and dejection, he enters and dwells in the fourth jhāna, neither painful nor pleasant, which has purification of mindfulness by equanimity.
These, bhikkhus, are the nine progressive dwellings."
Translated from the pali by Rev. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero,
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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