I was reading Piya Tan’s work Lay Saints where he says,
Those of us who are able to mindfully restrain our body and speech so that our mind can be free from all mental hindrances, whether we are lay or ordained, we would be able to attain dhyana.
This makes sense to me since proper sila brings proper samadhi, but had read dhamma talks in Stillness Flowing about how Ajahn Chah taught mediators in America that they need to work on sila as well as samadhi. I tried to do some more research and I just got the term “mitya samadhi” from dhammawheel and no more good information on it. Can you have samadhi and even jhana without proper sila? Do the suttas say anything about mitya samadhi?