Dhyana in the Buddhist Literature
by Truong Thi Thuy La | 2011 | 66,163 words
Summary: This essay deals with Dhyana (‘meditation’) or Jhana, also defined as ‘rapture’ or ‘ecstasy’ according to Buddhism. Dhyana represents a state of deep meditative absorption which is achieved by focusing the mind on a single object. Meditation practices constitute the very core of the Buddhist approach to life, having as its ultimate aim Enlightenment (the state of Nirvana).
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