Reply To: On the Vibhaṅgasutta – About the 4 Jhanas


I would like to know about the specific step by step process to get to jhanas as well.

It would have great benefits.

Not only less temptation by sense pleasures, but less struggle fighting against strong sense pleasures as well. The struggle gets annoying/tiring after a while. It would be nice not to have this struggle.

What instructions did the Buddha recommend for anariyas who are following the mundane Path to cultivate the jhanas?

If not through breathing, what was the method he approved of?

What should be the focus? A Dhamma concept? Metta?

I feel I can’t focus on a concept for that long, nor on metta.