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A useful chart to compare 3 jhāna schemes

jhana
samadhi
sammasamadhi
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#1

I made a chart to make it easy to visually compare 3 different schemes for classifying jhāna/samādhi. I hope it’s useful for someone!


#2

Perhaps you also can looking to.

Jhana Sutta

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an09/an09.036.than.html

Samadhi Sutta

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.041.than.html


#3

What is the difference between Jhana and Samadhi?


#4

No expert here, but i think that word-history is different, Jhana is related to Jhayati (burning), while Samadhi is related to completion & stillness. The usage in sutta seems similar though.
See here for expert opinion (The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation)


#5

I think Samadhi refers to the fulfillment of Jhana (fourth Jhana)
Jhana refers to individual steps such as fist, second, third and forth Jhana etc.


#6

These ones too.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.006.than.html

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.007.than.html


#7

Jhāna is a subset of samādhi. Samādhi has a braoder meaning. There are various articles on the web that may be useful to read.