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“When you know for yourselves, ‘These things are wholesome; these things are blameless; these things are praised by the wise; these things, if undertaken and practiced, lead to welfare and happiness,’ then you should engage in them.”
~ The Buddha
AN 3:65

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The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation

Bhante Gunaratana

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This is a greatly abridged version of The Path of Serenity and Insight, geared to establishing a jhana mdiation practice through an exposition of the necessary preliminary factors and the attainment of the first jhana. The higher jhanas and role of jhana in the noble disciple are also discussed.

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http://bhavanasociety.org/resources/the_jhana_in_theravada_buddhist_meditation/
http://www.bps.lk/library-search-select.php?id=wh35

Wheel Publication No: 351/353, 76 pages
Buddhist Publication Society, 1998

Currently out of print

Available for reading online at
accesstoinsight.org

Available for reading online at
accesstoinsight.org