But also having spent many years, tens of thousands of hours meditating with different techniques, IMO everyone is better off with an authentic EBT system of jhana. If you have doubts, at least start with EBT and get a good grounding in that first before you explore more exotic methods that complicate, stifle, and can block progress for most people.
Pa Auk Sayadaw closely follows VRJ
|(excerpt from 'experience of samadhi')|
Guess what Sayadaw?We did go back to the suttas and compare what it says about jhana to what Vism. says, and it contradicts it in several important aspects.
The way Vism. goes about redefining jhāna is explored in great detail here, with pali + english audit.
Since ⛔ABRJ (Ajahn Brahm Re-definition of Jhāna, same as Vism. Redefinition without abhidhamma theory), these two short articles will give you the main idea:
These two short parables explains how false equivalence fallacy, confirmation bias, are used to create VRJ in redefining kaya/body, vitakka/thinking: