Paṭisambhidāmagga

Maintenance and Development of Jhāna

A group of meditators at the Manchester centre has been studying the Paṭisambhidāmagga (the Path of Discrimination). One of the passages studied was taken from the Treatise on Knowledge' section (vi - ix). It describes for each jhāna; what makes it fall away, what makes it remain steady and what takes it toward the next jhāna.

The following extract from the text is a sample as it relates to first jhāna:

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