What is the Concentration Link to
Fixed Focus is the characteristic of the Concentration Link to
Ceasing of distraction, disturbance, diversion,
agitation, mental instability and wavering is the purpose of the
Incisive certainty is the manifestation of the
concentration link to awakening. This stability enables breakthrough
to understanding! Some concentration is present in all consciousness.
Training that anchors attention on only 1 object condenses this focus.
The proximate cause of concentration is happiness!
The resulting effect of concentration is knowledge and vision!
Concentration comes in
increasing grades of intensity:
1: Momentary concentration with few seconds of one-pointedness.
2: Preparatory concentration of longer, yet still unstable quality.
3: Access concentration which approaches the 1st
4: Absorption concentration with fixed and unified mental one-pointedness.
Fourfold is the blessing
1: Sublime happiness here and now through the 4 absorptions.
2: Assured knowledge and true vision of things as they really are.
3: Awareness and clear comprehension of all transient phenomena.
4: Ceasing of all mental fermentation by absence of clinging.
The Buddha once said:
(āsava) should be
overcome by development? If a Bhikkhu by
careful and rational
develops the Concentration Link to Awakening based on seclusion, based
on disillusion, based on ceasing, culminating in renouncing
then neither can mental fermentation, nor any fever, nor any
ever arise in him.
MN2 [i 11]
In one whose body is calm and who enjoys a pleasurable happiness the
mind becomes concentrated. The Concentration Link to Awakening
arises right there. He develops it, and for him repeatedly meditating
it goes gradually to the culmination of its development.
MN118 [iii 85]
inspirations on the condensing quality of Concentration
What is Right
Details of the Jhana
Requisites for Jhana
Concentration = Samădhi!
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