Reply To: Anapanasati 3rd and 4th bases, and beyond


Thanks, Lang (cubibobi) for providing that link!

Yes. It provides the basic idea.
– We may not even realize it. But engaging in “kaya sankhara” (especially immoral ones) brings stress to the mind.
– When cultivating jhana, that stress is removed/suppressed (Ariya/anariya jhana).
– Both the mind (and thus the body) become light due to the “calming effect.”
– While that can happen with just calming the mind by focusing on the breath, such a relief (or even jhana) are not permanent. One who cultivates such anariya jhana could lose that ability even during this lifetime.

If Abhayamudra or anyone else has questions, please feel free to ask.