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“This is the entire spiritual life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a monk has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path.”
~ The Buddha
SN 45:2

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Jhana Retreat Talk Eight

Bhante Gunaratana

How to distinguish between the Jhanas. Explanation of the formulas for the four lower Jhanas is given. Mindfulness is contained in the Jhana and with strong concentration enables destruction of defilements without having to come out of the Jhana state.

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File Size: 14 MB
Durration: 1:00:00
Recorded 4-19-08
Posted: 08-26-08