Buddhism, Intro to Noble Eightfold Path #8: 'Right Samādhi' - Ajahn Dhammasiha at Dhammagiri
Eighth and final part of our series on the Noble Eightfold Path, 'Right Samādhi'. You can also veiw all eight talks of the complete series on video here:
Sammāsamādhi has been defined by the Buddha as follows:
1. First Jhāna 2. Second Jhāna 3. Third Jhāna 4. Fourth Jhāna
There's no way around it, we can not 'leapfrog' the practice of samādhi, even if it's difficult and requires years of patiently training the mind - we have to abandon the five hindrances and experience gladness, rapture and bliss, and unify our mind in jhāna if we truly want to unfold the complete 8-fold path, and experience it's compete result: Right knowledge and right liberation.