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6 – THE SEVEN FACTORS OF AWAKENING

The seven factors of awakening are: 1) mindfulness 2) investigation 3) energy 4) rapture 5)...
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7 – The Scopes of the Three Trainings

The scopes of the three trainings of Impermanence, dissatisfaction, and Anatta – No self HAPPINESS...
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8 – THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS there is: 1) Suffering or dis-satisfactoriness 2) The cause of suffering...

9 – The Higher States of Human Consciousness – The Jhanas

The word jhana (a Pali word that literally has two basic meanings, “to contemplate”, and...
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Spirituality Inherently Calls to Everyone – Meditation is just one of the Answers to that Calling

Silence is the language ‘God’ speaks, Meditation helps to still your body enough to open...

10 – The 2cd 3rd and 4th Jhanas

The second jhana is an improvement over the first in that significantly less effort is...
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11 – THE CONCENTRATION STATES (SHAMATHA JHANAS)

While our practice generally has some aspects of insight and concentration mixed together, in this...

12 – THE SECOND SHAMATHA JHANA

The second shamatha jhana is like the first, a seemingly solidified mind state. With the...

13 – THE THIRD SHAMATHA JHANA

If the meditator decides to go on to the third shamatha jhana, this can be...

14 – THE FOURTH SHAMATHA JHANA

If practitioners wish to go on to the fourth shamatha jhana, they cultivate the third...