Mettā-paññā literally means kindness and wisdom. Without kindness there is no wisdom. Without wisdom there is no kindness. They are deeply integrated qualities.
Mettā-paññā also points to two interdependent and highly effective meditation practices which the Buddha taught according to the earliest texts.
This small book gives an overview of mettā-paññā meditation and introduces each jhāna. As one’s practice unfolds, the Buddha’s instructions shift to take advantage of deepening equanimity and clarity.
Table of Contents
What’s in a Name?
What’s in a Jhāna?
What’s in This Booklet?
Fourth JhānaFading of the Body
Removing the Barriers
Seventh JhānaNo Things
Eighth JhānaLoss of Ordinary Perception
Beyond the Jhānas
A Few Resources
Blue Dolphin Publishing, 2015
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