Reply To: A question about second jhana


Thank you Lang and Lal, your feedback helped me.

In regards to a part in the vittaka, vicara post.

“avitakka vicāramattaṃ samādhi (absence of vitakka with a trace of vicāra left)”

I was wondering what is an explanation or description can be for the “absence of vitakka with a trace of vicara left”?

#1. Does “absence of vitakka” mean absence of bad thoughts?
#2. “Trace of vicara left” Is this trace of vicara bad thoughts or is it a trace of savicara?