Saturday, April 17

May Very Well Have Been


Really marvelous sitting this morning. Eventually locking into samadhi (radiating metta toward Antony Woods), with some strong piti-sukha. Then there was a subtle shift, with sukha (happiness) coming to the forefront. This may very well have been the second jhana. I hesitate to use the j-word for fear of over-estimation. But the experience involved freedome from the hindrances, the stilling of discursive thought, and non-distracted awareness, first of delightful sensations in the body and then of the emotional happiness. Sure sounds like the progression from first jhana to second jhana.

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