eliminates all Physical Pain!
The Blessed Buddha once
Where does all bodily pain cease, without even a trace remaining?
Aloof from all sense-desire and secluded from any disadvantageous state,
one enters and remains in the first
jhāna absorption of directed thought
and sustained thinking, joined with pleasure and joy, born of sole
It is right there, that all bodily pain ceases without a trace
Therefore do beings reborn at the fine-material
brahma level, never feel
any physical pain, since they are continuously absorbed in this first
The amateur meditator can use this absence of pain as a diagnostic tool:
If pain is still felt anywhere in the body, then the present meditative
cannot be first or any higher jhāna,
but must be a case of calm (samatha),
preparatory concentration (parikamma-samādhi)
or near neighbourhood
On how to attain the
or other visions are not uncommon during
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. Book V 213-4
The Abilities section 48. Thread on The Irregular Order:
Absorbed = Pain Absent!
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