Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi Having said this, Bhante, Brahmā Sanaṅkumāra addressed the Devas of Tāvatiṃsa thus: “   ... ...
Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi  contemplating feelings as feelings internally  ... mind as mind internally ... dhammas as  ...
Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi“   Friend Visākha, the ‘one place-ness’    (ekaggatā) of the mind—this is samādhi;    the fo...
Translation of EkaggatāWord Analysisekaggatā        eka +       agga    +     tā                (one)                   (-...
Definition of “Focus” & “Focused”focus verb1. to give attention, effort, etc. to one particular   subject, situation or pe...
Definition of SamādhiDefinition in PāliYā cittassa ekaggatā—ayaṃ samādhiPopular Translation The mind’s one-pointedness—thi...
Definition of “Composure”composure nounthe state of being calm and in control of yourfeelings or behaviour       The Oxfor...
4 Types of Samādhi·bhāvanāType                          GoalFour Jhānas                   Comfortable dwell-              ...
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana’s   RadicalChange of View about Jhāna
Translation of “Jhāna”“   ... The Pāli word jhāna has been rendered    by translators into English in various    ways... T...
Right Jhāna“   ... when we become absorbed into our object    of focus, what we are practicing is “wrong”    Jhāna. When w...
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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S12 Satipatthana Leads to Samadhi

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This set of slides is from the Satipatthana Workshop conducted by Venerable Aggacitta at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary between July 26-29, 2012.

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These slides explores the meaning of samadhi and how satipatthana is linked to samadhi.

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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S12 Satipatthana Leads to Samadhi

  1. 1. Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi Having said this, Bhante, Brahmā Sanaṅkumāra addressed the Devas of Tāvatiṃsa thus: “ ... As he thus dwells contemplating the body as body internally, he becomes perfectly composed and perfectly serene. Being thus perfectly composed and serene, he produces knowledge and vision externally in respect of another body ... Janavasabha Sutta (DN 18) 1
  2. 2. Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi contemplating feelings as feelings internally ... mind as mind internally ... dhammas as dhammas internally, he becomes perfectly composed and perfectly serene. Being thus perfectly composed and serene, he produces knowledge and vision externally in respect of other dhammas. ” Janavasabha Sutta (DN 18) 2
  3. 3. Satipaṭṭhāna Leads to Samādhi“ Friend Visākha, the ‘one place-ness’ (ekaggatā) of the mind—this is samādhi; the four satipaṭṭhānas are the basis (nimitta) of samādhi; the four right kinds of strivings are the equipment of samādhi; the repetition, development, and cultivation of these same dhammas is the development of samādhi therein. ” Cūḷavedalla Sutta (MN 44) 3
  4. 4. Translation of EkaggatāWord Analysisekaggatā eka + agga + tā (one) (-ness)agga tip, point, topmost, foremost, beginning, best; placeTranslationPopular one-pointed-nessPreferred one place-ness = focused state 4
  5. 5. Definition of “Focus” & “Focused”focus verb1. to give attention, effort, etc. to one particular subject, situation or person rather than another2. to adapt or be adjusted so that things can be seen clearly; to adjust sth so that you can see things clearlyfocused adjectivewith your attention directed to what you want todo; with very clear aims The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 7th Edition 5
  6. 6. Definition of SamādhiDefinition in PāliYā cittassa ekaggatā—ayaṃ samādhiPopular Translation The mind’s one-pointedness—this is concentrationPreferred Translation The mind’s focused state—this is composure 6
  7. 7. Definition of “Composure”composure nounthe state of being calm and in control of yourfeelings or behaviour The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 7th Edition Word Analysis of “Samādhi”samādhi is a noun derived from sam (together;thoroughly) + ā (bring) + √dhā (to put, place)which has a verb in passive voice samādhīyati (tobe thoroughly brought together and put/placed) 7
  8. 8. 4 Types of Samādhi·bhāvanāType GoalFour Jhānas Comfortable dwell- ing here and nowPerception of Light Knowledge and visionAwareness of Feelings, Mindfulness andPerceptions and Thoughts clear knowingContemplating Rise and Destruction of allFall of the 5 Aggregates mental defilements Samādhi·bhāvanā Sutta (AN 4:41) 8
  9. 9. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana’s RadicalChange of View about Jhāna
  10. 10. Translation of “Jhāna”“ ... The Pāli word jhāna has been rendered by translators into English in various ways... The word “absorption”... is the most suitable of the lot... The jhānas themselves are states of deep mental unification characterised by a total immersion of the mind in its object. A Critical Analysis of the Jhānas ” in Therāvāda Buddhist Meditation Phd thesis submitted in 1980 and published in 1999 10
  11. 11. Right Jhāna“ ... when we become absorbed into our object of focus, what we are practicing is “wrong” Jhāna. When we practice “right” Jhāna we will be able to see things as they really are. ... If you are absorbed in the subject you will not understand, nor remember anything. ”“Should we come out of Jhāna to practice Vipassanā?” 2007 paper in Buddhist Studies in Honour of Venerable Kirindigalle Dhammaratana 11

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