One pointedness (ekaggatā)
Alternative translations: Unification
Parent topic: Right Concentration
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The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 22, 2013

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8. “I appreciate your emphasis on clarity, stability, and spaciousness. How does concentration relate to these?” [Clear comprehension] [One pointedness] [Spaciousness] [Concentration] // [Pāli] [Thai] [Etymology] [Tranquility] [Happiness] [Rapture] [Conditionality]

Suttas: AN 10.3: Virtuous Behaivor; AN 6.10 Mahānāma [Virtue]

Quote: “The way my mind worked before was, 'Boy, when I get my concentration together, I'm going to be happy...'” [Ajahn Pasanno]

Quote: “The happy mind is easily concentrated.” [Hindrances] [Relinquishment] [Knowledge and vision]


Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 27, 2013

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6. “I found your explanation of the theme of 'constancy' in practice as a constancy in keeping a bright and awake mind more helpful and do-able than a constancy in keeping to one meditation object as is sometime taught. Could you please say more.” [Right Effort] [Gladdening the mind] [One pointedness]


Jhāna: A Practical Approach, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 10, 2015

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17. “Does jhāna exclusively contain the five mental states?” [Directed thought and evaluation] [Rapture] [Happiness] [One pointedness] [Jhāna] // [Right Concentration]

Sutta: MN 111 Anupada Sutta


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25. “In concentration, you're aware of one object. If in that state you become aware of pleasure, does that mean you've already left jhāna?” [Right Concentration] [One pointedness] [Happiness] [Right Mindfulness] [Jhāna] // [Self-identity view] [Discernment] [Clinging]


Jhāna: A Practical Approach, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 10, 2015

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1. “What is the difference between ekaggatā and vitakka?” [One pointedness] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Pāli] [Jhāna] // [Right Concentration]


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2. “Could we say that it [unification] is expansive?” [One pointedness] [Spaciousness] [Jhāna] // [Right Concentration]