[Buddha-l] Jhana

Jackhat1 at aol.com Jackhat1 at aol.com
Mon Jan 28 08:16:50 MST 2008

Does jhana refer to general meditation in some places in the canon? It  is 
clear that "jhana"  used in the four jhana refers to levels of  concentration. 
But, there seems to be instances where it is used alone without  reference to 
the 4 jhanas and might mean meditation in a more general sense. For  instance, 
the Buddha was feeling tired so he entered a jhana state for a  few minutes to 

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