Jhāna Blocked by LBT Chauvinism, grooming the gullible
LBT = Late Buddhist Texts/TeachingsChronologically, anything that comes after EBT is LBT.
The problem is that often, LBT will introduce new teachings that aren't in the EBT, or much worse, redefine EBT teachings so that the LBT version contradicts the original EBT meaning and causes mass confusion for modern Buddhists. An example of this, is Visuddhi-magga's redefinition of jhāna VRJ🐍. EBT jhāna and VRJ "jhāna" are drastically different meditation systems.
is the irrational belief in the superiority or dominance of one's own group or people, who are seen as strong and virtuous, while others are considered weak or unworthy. It can be described as a form of extreme patriotism and nationalism, a fervent faith in national excellence and glory.
easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
"an attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money"
gullible and lacking discernment:
"The faithful but gullible Theravada followers trusted their teachers without question, turning a blind eye to the heretical contradictions that resulted from using their teachers' redefined LBT meditation terms. Lacking discernment, they willfully ignored the fact this redefinition rendered the EBT early scriptures incoherent and nonsensical."
Developing a relationship with the victims in such a way to make them amenable to manipulation and control later, usually in an exploitive way that harms the victims physically and or mentally.
How to unblock jhāna and escape the cycle of abuse
🔗Don't give up on jhāna, till you drink from the sutta cup
🔗mirror, mirror on the wall, do I have bias, integrity, or none at all?
🔗AN 5.113, AN 5.139 Ajahn Brahm wrong samadhi in pictures
🔗AN 7.67: The Buddha, Pa Auk Sayadaw, and Ajahn Brahm walk in to a Jhāna juice smoothie bar...
• 🔗Audit: U Thittila mistranslation of V&V in Abhidhamma Vb first jhāna gloss | 🔗Even in redefinition, vitakka is thinking (featuring simile of doorstop)
'Lover' goes Back to the future to file for divorce from 'Jhāna':