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Uses in the suttanta of "enter and abide in"

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#1

Bhante Sujato:

Some time ago I’d written here opining that there was something about the standard jhana formula’s use of the terms “…enter and dwell/abide…” to indicate some special sense of change of mental state, as in absorption. You responded at the time that the “enter and dwell” was a common, more mundane idiom used in other contexts in the sutta -s. (I csn’t find, at the moment, exactly where that discussion took place.)

Could you point to some places where those terms are used in other contexts (than jhana ), so I can try to glean a better sense of their connotation?


#2

enter and dwell

:pray:


#3

This could be jhana too as sometimes the jhana factors are mentioned but the term may not have evolved, but appears in the other suttas with those same jhana factors.


#4

evarūpaṃ sukhaṃ vedanaṃ upasampajja viharathā’ti

You should enter and remain in that kind of pleasant feeling

evarūpaṃ dukkhaṃ vedanaṃ upasampajja viharathā’ti

You should enter and remain in that kind of painful feeling

evarūpaṃ adukkhamasukhaṃ vedanaṃ upasampajja viharathā’ti

You should enter and remain in that kind of neutral feeling