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The Jhanas
in Theravada Buddhist Meditation

Bhikkhu Henepola Gunaratana

The Wheel Publication No. 351/353,
Buddhist Publication Society, Sri Lanka
Copyright 1988 by Henepola Gunaratana


This book is an abridged version of the author's "The Path of Serenity and Insight: An Explanation of the Buddhist Jhanas", Copyright 1985 Motilal Banarsidass, New Delhi.
This abridgment is published in the Wheel series by permission of the original publisher.

Buddhist Publication Society
PO Box 61 54, Sangharaja Mawatha Kandy, Sri Lanka
ISBN 955-24-0035-X

Transcription: Bill Petrow
Proofreading: Jane Yudelman
Formatting: John Bullitt

This electronic edition is offered FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION ONLY
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This text is a Gift of Dhamma. You may print this file for your personal use, and you may make and distribute unaltered copies of this file, provided that you charge no fees of any kind for its distribution. Otherwise, all rights reserved.


[Title Page] [Contents]
[1. Introduction] [2. Preparation for Jhana]
[3. The First Jhana] [4. The Higher Jhanas]
[5. Jhana & The Supramundane] [6. Jhanas & The Noble Disciples]

This on-line book is produced by Binh Anson, based on a compressed ZIP file downloaded from the Access-to-Insight Theravada web site managed by John Bullitt.

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