On the Meditative States

Clear Lake and Mount KonoctiA friend commented about the meditative states (jhanas):

[The jhanas] would be an easy way (if you are familiar with the states) to get yourself as deep in emptiness as you could so that you could easily recognize the clear light in the bardo state.

… we commonly pass through some of the jhanas accidentally, not ...  read more

From the Great Book of the Decease

Mount Konocti, Lake County, CaliforniaAnd the Blessed One entered the first jhana. Rising from the first jhana, he entered the second jhana. Rising from the second jhana, he entered the third jhana. Rising from the third jhana, he entered the fourth jhana. And rising out of the fourth jhana, he entered the sphere of infinite space. Rising from the attainment ...  read more