Sumangala Freedom Through Jhana Talks

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Sumangala – Freedom Through Jhana



This sutta is also a part of our Therigatha & Theragatha – Poems From The Original Sangha Structured Study

This poem is from the Theragatha. The Theragatha preserves 264 poems of elder monks and is the eighth section in the Khuddaka Nikāya. The Khuddaka Nikāya is a collection of short texts in (mostly) verse. The Khuddaka Nikāya is the last Nikaya (collection) of the Sutta Piṭaka, the second book of the Pāli Canon.

In this poem, The awakened monk Sumangala concisely describes the quality of an awakened mind through Right Meditation practiced as part of the Eightfold Path. [1,2,3]

Sumangala – Freedom Through Jhana

Theragatha 1:43

Freedom, Freedom!

I am completely free

From three crooked things.

Sickles, shovels, and plows.

Even if they were right here,

I would still be free of them.

(Affirming to himself)

Do Jhana, Sumangala,

Always mindful, Sumangala,

Do Jhana.

End Of Poem


  1. Right Meditation – Samadhi – Jhanas
  2. Eightfold Path – The Magga-Vibhanga Sutta
  3. Sumangala’s Mother – freedom Through Jhana, Too is free of distracting advertising and ad-tracking. I rely on donations to support the continued preservation and clear and accessible presentation of the Buddha's Dhamma restored to his original focus and intent: Ending Ignorance of Four Noble Truths. 

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