Sutta Discovery Volume 24


Sutta Discovery

The Buddha’s Teachings in the Oldest Texts

Translations, essays and notes by Piya Tan ©2008
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Volume 24

Theme: Samadhi

Dec 2008-Feb 2009

Samadhi is when the mind is fully 
and blissfully enjoying the present moment.

 Pages      Chapter

   1       (1)    Samadhi Bhavana Sutta (A 4.41). Four kinds of samadhi.   


   5        (2)   Bhikkhuni Vasaka Sutta (S 47.10). Directed and undirected cultivations.


                                14        (3)   Pabbateyya Gavi Sutta (A 9.35). How to progress into the dhyanas.


           23        (4)   Samadhi Vipphara Iddhi (Vism 12.30). Those deep in dhyana cannot be hurt.


           28        (5)   Meditation, the Brain and Survival. The mind can be independent of body and brain.


           33      (6a)   (Anubaddha) Bhikkhu Sutta (S 47.3). True focus comes with mental solitude.


           49      (6b)   Wanderers of today When the teacher is placed above the Teaching.


           62        (7)   (Anapanasati) Maha Kappina Sutta (S 57.4). Cultivating the breath medita­tion to reach samadhi.


           69        (8)   (Anussati) Udayi Sutta (A 6.29). The six bases of recollection.


                                         84        (9)   Junha Sutta (U 4.4). Sāriputta, deep in samadhi, is unharmed by a yaksha’s attack 


                                         88    (10a)   Sanghatikanna Sutta (It 92). He practises the Dharma is near the Buddha.


                                         91   (10b)   (Gadrabha) Samana Sutta (A 3.81). Growing through spiritual training.


                                 104   (10c)   (Ti) Sikkha Sutta (A 3.88).  Moral virtue, mental concentration and wisdom.   


                                 108      (11)  Pathama Jhāna Panha Sutta (S 40.1). How to progress in the first dhyana.


                                 117    (12a)  Dutiya Jhāna Panha Sutta (S 40.2). How to progress in the second dhyana.


                                 120   (12b)   Kolita Sutta (S 21.1). Moggallāna and the noble silence.


                                 122      (13)  Tatiya Jhāna Panha Sutta (S 40.3). Progressing in the third dhyana.


                                 126      (14)   Catuttha Jhāna Panha Sutta (S 40.4). Progressing in the fourth dhyana.


                              131     (15)   Ākāsānañc’āyatana Panha Sutta (S 40.5). Progressing in the sphere of infinite space.


                              134      (16)   Viññānañc’āyatana Panha Sutta (S 40.6). Progressing in the sphere of infinite consciousness


                                                      136      (17)   Akincann’ayatana Sutta (S 40.7). Progressing in the sphere of nothingness.


                              139      (18)  N’eva,saññā,nâsaññ’āyatana Pañha Sutta (S 40.8). Progressing in the sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception.


                              142      (19)   Animitta Ceto,samādhi Pañha Sutta (S 40.9)). Progressing in signless concen­tra­tion.


                              149      (20)   Santatara Sutta (It 3.3.4). The cessation of feeling and perception is more peace­ful than formless states.