A Critical Analysis of the Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist by Henepola Gunaratana

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Rhys Davids assisted by F. L. Woodward; pt. 3: translated by F. L. Woodward and edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids; pt. 4: translated by F. L. Woodward with an Introduction by Mrs. Rhys Davids; pt. 5. (Mahā-Vagga), translated by F. L. Woodward with an Introduction by Mrs. Rhys Davids. (Pali Text Society Translation Series, vols. 7, 10, 13-15]. 5 vols. 1927-30; reprint. ). ” SN. 5:94. ”1 In the suttas the Buddha offers two sets of similes to illustrate the detrimental effect of the hindrances. The first compares the five hindrances unabandoned in oneself to five types of calamity: sensual desire is like a debt, ill will like a disease, sloth and torpor like imprisonment, restlessness and worry like slavery, and doubt like being lost on a desert road.

3. See p. 56. 4. , p. 113. 5. MLS. 1:135. MN. 1:104. 49 obsessions. Hence the Visuddhimagga mentions bodily and mental seclusion as pre-conditions for entering the jhāna, the former applying particularly to sense stimuli. the latter to the hindrances. ”1 (Wr. ). The Pa isambhidāmagga explains them as follows: For one developing the first jhāna, the hindrances are abandoned by way of suppression. For one developing concentration partaking of penetration, wrong views are abandoned by way of substitution of opposites.

To correlate these obstructions with the five jhāna factors they are ordered into a scheme of five hindrances. ” In an important passage which anticipates the analytical precision of the Abhidhamma the Buddha demonstrates a method by which the five hindrances become tenfold. This is done by dividing three hindrances into two each according to whether they take internal or external objects, and the two compound hindrances into two each by way of their pairs of components: What, monks, is the method of explanation according to which the five hindrances become ten?

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