May 13, 2016
The stages of meditative concentration lead to true serenity,
and the remarkable quality of pliancy, when the body and mind have
become totally pacified and happily serve the will of the
consciousness. Therefore, whosoever wants to reach actual
meditation needs to know how to recognize and navigate these stages
- 1-2. Tight Focus. Requires strenuous effort.
- 3-7. Intermittent Focus. Interference of agitation and
dullness. Unable to maintain long sessions.
- 8. Uninterrupted Focus. No interference by agitation or
dullness. Able to maintain long sessions.
- 9. Spontaneous Focus.
No interference, no exertion. Effortless
focus. Complete pliancy and the establishment of perfect shamatha