My take on the Jhanas from a Jungian perspective.

Cino

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Here's a working definition for solid concentration in any of the rupa jhanas: Bringing together different senses into the concentration. For example, a hand mudra, the mental equivalent of the mudra, and a seed syllable - form the hand into a loose fist, hold the concept of a fist in the mind, and chant "Ah", and hold all three things in concentration.

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Here's a working definition for solid concentration in any of the rupa jhanas: Bringing together different senses into the concentration. For example, a hand mudra, the mental equivalent of the mudra, and a seed syllable - form the hand into a loose fist, hold the concept of a fist in the mind, and chant "Ah", and hold all three things in concentration.

What do you think?
If it works for you, great.
 

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I wrote this ... I'm always up for a good heated debate! :D
Just to say I find covid care duties distracting, so I want to get into this, but I need to take time to read and contemplate. Enjoying reading, though.
 

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.. the Holy Spirit does not take over your mind ..
I would not let any holy spirit take over my mind. My mind is exclusively mine.
Seattlegal and Cino, you are being too technical. If I want to contemplate on something, I can switch off other thought immediately, instantaneously. Other people also can do that. So what else is required?
 
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I would not let any holy spirit take over my mind. My mind is exclusively mine.
Seattlegal and Cino, you are being too technical. If I want to contemplate on something, I can switch off other thought immediately, instantaneously. Other people also can do that. So what else is required?
Recognizing each mental formation for what it is, imo.
 
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