|Academic||Sutta Name||Notes||PSA Plae||Vagga||Nikaya||PTS||Keywords|
|AN.IV.41||Samaadhi Sutta | Samaadhibhaavanaa Sutta||Four objectives of meditation and the methods by which they can be achieved are enumerated as follows: |
1. Meditation for happiness in the present life -- secured by attainment of the four absorptions [jhaana]; 2. Meditation for seeing and knowing -- secured by cultivating consciousnes of light by night and by day; 3. Meditation for mindfulness and self-awareness -- secured by cultivating awareness of the working of the Five Aggregates, and; 4. Meditation for an end of defilements -- secured by cultivating awareness of the arising - working - passing away of the Five Aggregates in the mind.
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