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« on: November 22, 2007, 04:55:24 PM »
Does anyone here practice any from of samatha aswell?

In jhana people feel a merging of the observer(themselves) with the object and the act of observing. Did any of you experience this while doing Vipassana?

Jhana, a state of mind induced by samatha meditation can't be understood until it is experienced. - This is a semi-quote of Bhante Gunaratana

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Re: Samatha
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 05:32:25 PM »
Yes.

I believe you do too if you have studied Goenka. It's the bit where you focus your mind through noticing the breath hitting between the lip and nose. We take it a little further in the Tibetan tradition and it is seamlessly merged with Vipassana but otherwise it's basically the same.

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