Hi Frank, I have seen you in a few places reference that a lot of the meditation instructions on jhana (Pa-Auk’s for instance) aren’t faithful to EBT. Are there any books you’d recommend for jhana instruction you fee more directly rely on EBT?
Suggested books and articles
under the eightfold noble path section of my website under samma samadhi:
check out the sections
🔗Teachers who teach 4 Jhānas correctly, according to EBT suttas, not LBT redefinition of jhāna
EBT compliant Jhāna commentaries
All of his books are free, all of his views on Jhāna are EBT compliant: http://www.dhammatalks.org
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Should we come out of Jhāna to practice Vipassanā?
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English (from wisdom pub)
His older published books and writings on Jhāna follow Vism. and is NOT EBT compliant, so beware!
Non EBT commentaries
KN Pe: Peṭakopadesa (pitaka disclosure): everything interesting it says about jhāna & samādhi
Vimt. chapter on 4 jhānas, 4 arupa attainments
Dhyāna Samādhi Sutra chapter on 4 jhānas, 4 arupa attainments, levitation
Ajahn Chah's explanation of Jhāna, samādhi
🔗Geoff Shatz, measureless mind
New recommendations 2022
Early Buddhist Meditation:
by Keren Arbel (Author)
Unfortunately the book is expensive. About 50$, or you can rent it on kindle as an ebook for one month at 15$. It's a great book though, I'll review it in more detail another time.
What You Might Not Know about Jhāna & Samādhi by Kumāra Bhikkhu
link to public draft version of his book:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gT1rCJ ... sp=sharing
link to discussion thread: