Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Calm Power!

Inner Tranquillity is a Mental Power!

In what sense is calm a power? In the 1st jhāna this mental calm does not
even when attacked by the 5 mental hindrances, thus is calm a power!
In the 2nd jhāna this serenity does not flicker by any thoughts or thinking,
is calm a power... In the subtle mental sphere of neither perception nor
-perception, this tranquil composure does not hesitate when faced with
void empty nothingness, thus is calm a power! Such silenced imperturbability
neither waver, nor vacillate, nor hesitate in any unstable indecisiveness
despite being provoked by agitation, confusion, distraction and perturbation,
therefore is calmness a power. Such is the power of calm: The calm power!
Vism 703

More on this Serene Calm (Samatha) =Tranquil Ease:
Forest Bliss, Calm, Calm_and_Insight, The_Tranquil_One,
Breathing_Calm_and_Insight, Silenced, Forest_Bliss2

Have a nice & noble day!

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Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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