Sixteen Stages 4–Rising and Falling

Topics Include: 1) Seeing the sixteen stages as a journey through deepening stages of insight and deepening levels of meditation. 2) The organization of the sixteen stages into three major parts: discovery, the dark night of the soul, and path and fruition consciousness. 3) Summary of the third stage: impermanence, suffering, and non-self. 4) Beginning the fourth stage: the seeing of lights, the intensification of the clarity of awareness. 5) The power of noting. Feeling a sense of gratitude and fulfillment of the practice. 6) Coming into rapture and bliss in the first jhana: a description of the state of rapture. 7) How being in meditation allows us to see our experience in a way that we would not be able to in our ordinary state of mind.
February 26, 2022
39 min.

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