Seeing for Yourself

A monk recalls his teacher's bootstrap method for navigating the jhanas

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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When I first went to study with my teacher, Ajaan Fuang, he handed me a small booklet of meditation instructions and sent me up the hill behind the monastery to meditate. The booklet—written by his teacher, Ajaan Lee—began with a breath meditation technique and concluded with a section showing how the technique was used to induce the first four levels of jhana.

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