The Four Jhanas

Rainforest PalmsIn relation to the Four Jhanas and their factors, the PDF table offered below shows both the Abhidhamma analysis and the sutta exposition.

The following jhana factors are also defined: applied thought (vitakka), sustained thought (vicara), rapture (piti), pleasure (sukha), and one-pointedness of mind (ekaggata).

For a one-page PDF formatted table, please click on The Four Jhanas.

Source: Kind permission was granted to use the table here by the Noble Path Buddhist Education Fellowship (the source was Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi’s Lectures at Chuang Yen Monastery).

Noble Path Buddhist Education Fellowship is a not-for-profit religious organization incorporated in the State of New York of the United States in 2008 for the purpose of promoting non-denominational Buddhist education and the comprehensive approach to Buddhist study. Under the spiritual guidance of Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, they are a group of lay Buddhists inspired by the works of a Chinese scholar monk, the late Venerable Master Yinshun (1905-2006).