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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
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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 ...
Text 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 ...
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, ...
In 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 ...
Forest 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 ...
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 ...
Zen 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 ...
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 ...
by Carl Olson
JHANA. See also DHYANA. JIRIKI. A Pure Land term that referred to ...
The 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 ...
A 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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- Jhana Sambodhi
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- Jhana Grasshopper
Jhana: Mental absorption. A state of strong concentration focused on a single physical sensation (resulting in rupa jhana) or mental notion (resulting in arupa jhana). Development of jhana arises from the temporary suspension of the five hindrances (see nivarana) through the development of five mental factors: vitakka (directed thought), vicara (evaluation), piti (rapture), sukha (pleasure), and ekaggatarammana (singleness of preoccupation)
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- Jhana Team visits Internet Time Lab
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