31 May 2000. pp. 361~385
The purpose of this thesis is to understand the essence and practical structure of Jhāna, which becomes the nucleus of all kind of practice in the early buddhism. It is well-known fact that Jhāna in the early buddhism is related with the itinerancy, practice and enlighenment of Gotama Buddha. However, we cannot see the clear image of such importance in the Nikāyas and Āgamas. In this thesis I tried to catch the essential meaning of the Jhāna, and to understand the relation the Cattasso-appanmaññāyo-jhānani. The ultimate object of Buddhist meditation is to stop three obstacles, that is, covetousness, anger, and delusion. And the Jhāna is a measure of those. Strictly speaking, it is said that purification of the mind is the prototype of Jhāna, and all practices are ways to purify the mind. Consequently, Gotama Buddha must be an acomplisher of sīla as well as a meditator. Jhāna has its real value only at sīla. A result of Jhāna is never any supernatural world. It has a very clear goal to realize one's whole personality. We have overlooked the true aim of Jhāna. The way to prac- ticing the Jhāna is never hallucination or self-effacement. When one acquires full consideration and noble character, he will approach Gotama Buddha's Jhāna.
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  • Publisher :Korean Association of Buddhist Studies
  • Publisher(Ko) :불교학연구회
  • Journal Title :Korea Journal of Buddhist Studies
  • Journal Title(Ko) :불교학연구
  • Volume : 1
  • No :0
  • Pages :361~385