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“Bhikkhus, just as the river Ganges slants, slopes, and inclines towards the east, similarly, a bhikkhu, who develops and cultivates the four jhāna s slants, slopes, and inclines towards Nibbana.”

[SN V.308]

“There is no jhāna  for the one without liberating wisdom,
no liberating wisdom for the one without jhāna ;
the one who has jhāna  and liberating wisdom
he indeed is in the presence of nibbana.”
[Dhammapada v.372]

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I would like to offer some reflections about how to read meditative maps, not only the meditative map of the four jhānas I offer in my book (and a summary in the previous post), but also other maps of this kind that exist in abundance in classical Buddhist literature.

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