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Floating in Jhāna


Floating in JhānaFloating in Jhāna


Corresponding Video: DoA#72

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Simile of The Great Floating Log in the Ganges River @ 9:28
Source: Connected Discourses of the Buddha, Samyutta Nikaya 35: 241

Question 214: @ 23:30
Can householders also attain Jhanas if they live by the 5 precepts and meditate daily?
Or is it necessary to ordain as monk first?

Question 215: @ 26:19
Is taking refuge in triple gem, maintaining five moral precepts and daily meditation practice
sufficient for householders to attain Jhanas? Are there any other things householders should
do to improve their progress in meditation?

The Jhanas In Theravada Buddhist Meditation by Venerable
MahaThera Henepola Gunaratana BPS: Wheel No. 351/353:

Question 216: @ 50:33
How come Devadatta did not become enlightened -or even a Sotapanna-
even though he had attained very high Jhana states of mind?

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