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Jhana Meditation And The Four Noble Truths
Jhana Meditation & The Four Noble Truths is a talk on Jhana meditation within the context of The Four Noble Truths. It was presented at the June 6, 2014, One-Day Retreat in Frenchtown NJ.
The Buddha taught Jhana meditation as one factor of the Eightfold Path. Jhana is primarily used to develop the profound concentration necessary to develop understanding of The Four Noble Truths.
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My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Acharya Buddharakkhita, Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.
Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.
I have made edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain contextual relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.
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