☸4nt → V&V💭

V&V💭: vitakka & vicāra

Vitakka 💭 = directed thought.
Vicāra 🕵️ = the evaluation of that very same directed thought, not a separate train of thought.
V&V isn't a wild excursion of jumping from one random thought to another random, disconnected thought.
Vicāra explores, inspects, discriminates, evaluates, ponders, scrutinizes, discerns, considers the very same thought initially fixed upon by vitakka.
Vitakka decides on a topic, then gives it to vicara to analyze it further.

🐴🐎💭 Book 1

You can lead a horse to first jhāna, but you can't make him think.

V&V💭 in the EBT

        V&V in the first jhāna

        Nij-Jhāna seems to function like a first jhāna with V&V

        ... and much more

🐴🐎💭 Book 2

V&V💭 sutta anthology

important full suttas from Book 1, V&V💭 in the EBT


KN Pe: Peṭakopadesa (pitaka disclosure): everything interesting it says about jhāna & samādhi

Vimt. chapter on 4 jhānas, 4 arupa attainments

Upekkha in the Jhānas, 7sb, 4bv. : Not just passive equanimity in Jhāna.

EBT Jhāna Vs. (VRJ) Vism. Redefinition

🔗⛔The one stop V&V shop, where errant views meet the chopping block