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Jhana a.k.a. Dhyāna in Buddhism: Dhyāna or Jhāna means meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Buddhism, it is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to "state of perfect equanimity and awareness.

  • also known as Jhāna

Phrases with JHANA

  1. Abisara Jhana
  2. Species Abisara Jhana

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Päli Language (1875)

by Robert Cæsar Childers

Jhana is a religious exercise productive of the highest spiritual advantage, leading after death to re-birth in one of the Brahma heavens, and forming the principal means of entrance into the four Paths. The four Jhanas are four stages of mystic ...

Google previewText Series (1896)

The three lower Jhanas are said to be within the range of a disciple who is still learning (a sekha) whereas the 4th Jhana is a sort of Samadhi which belongs to the Arahat2. But on the other hand all the 4 Jhanas are said (in the 64th Sutta of ...

Google previewBuddhism (1920)

Being a Sketch of the Life and Teachings of Gautama, the Buddha by Thomas William Rhys Davids

' The second Jhana is a state of joy and gladness born of deep tranquillity, without reflection or investigation, these being suppressed ; it is the tranquilliza- tion of thought, ...

Google previewIn Unexpected Places (2011)

Death and dying ? building up a picture by Ray Brown

jhana is a developed state of consciousness acquired by meditation. Those who have cultivated the jhanas are born on the higher planes of varying levels of happiness and beauty. So while the unreal personality that we knew on earth does ...

Google previewForest Recollections (1997)

Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand by Kamala Tiyavanich

"Jhana" has been translated as meditative absorption, trance, rapture, or ecstasy, none of which are suitable. According to Gunaratana, jhana is a state of deep mental unification characterized by a total ...

Google previewBeyond Mindfulness in Plain English (2009)

An Introductory guide to Deeper States of Meditation by Henepola Gunaratana

jhana” is sometimes used to mean meditation in general, but usually the meaning is more specific. jhana means a deep, tranquil state of meditation, a balanced state of mind where numerous wholesome mental factors work together in ...

Google previewZen Dictionary (2015)

by Ernest Wood

Zen is an abbreviated form of the words zenna and zenjo, which came from the Chinese Ch'an and channa, which again were from the Sanskrit dhyna, and its form jhana in the Pali language (which Buddha spoke). Dhyna is translated as ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

Cinchona, see there, Cinchona species jhana yoga The intellectual form of yoga that seeks the pathway to prajna (transcendental wisdom) through meditation and thought. See Yoga ji ke Trifoliate orange, see there, Poncircus trifoliata ji li dze ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Buddhism (2009)

by Carl Olson

JHANA. See also DHYANA. JIRIKI. A Pure Land term that referred to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Zen (2001)

by Ernest Wood

Zen, the Word Zen is an abbreviated form of the words zenna and zenjo, which came from the Chinese Ch'an and channa, which again were from the Sanskrit dhyana, and its form jhana in the Pali language (which Buddha spoke). Dhyana is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Theosophy (2005)

by Theodore Besterman

JHANA, P. of DHYANA. JINA, Pr, Conqueror, the Jain name for thek saints, the first of whom was Rishabha. JINARAJADASA, C. Selene in the lives of Alcyone. JIVA, S. A living individual, the self, the vital principle ; in Jainism, the soul, one of ...

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