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the Fruit of the Contemplative Life,

the GWV Archives of Gnosis

This archive covers the topics of meditative absorption (Jhana, Samadhi), and various charismatic phenomena including the fruits (phala) of the contemplative life such as: energy (kundalini/viriya), Out-of-Body (OOB, Manomaya), spontaneous movement (kriya), Clairaudience (dibba-sota); Clairvoyance (dibba-cakkhu); Mental telepathy (ceto-pariya-na); Recollection of past lives (paticcasamuppada); Equanimity (upekkha); Fearlessness (nibbhaya); Freedom from unhappiness and suffering (Asukhacaadukkha); Knowledge & vision (nanadassana)

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These books, articles and essays are free to download, or they can be purchased in CD format. Last updated 06-08-06

The Literature of Gnosis and Ecstatic Buddhism

The Phenomena (Phala) of Ecstatic Meditation

The Contemplative Practices (Magga) of Ecstatic Buddhism

The Personal Experience of Ecstatic Meditation Jhanananda's Autobiographical Writing and other Case Histories

The Jhanas in Buddhist Psychology

Canonical Support for Ecstatic Buddhism

A Critical Analysis of Buddhism, Challenges to the Translation of the Pali Canon, And Some Nikayan Buddhist Concepts, Beliefs and Practices.

The Demonizing of Ecstatic Meditation (Jhana) by the Institutions of Buddhism

General Dhamma/Dharma Topics Related to Ecstatic Meditation

The Phala Nikaya, The Buddha's Discourse on Attainment. Key Sutta Translations of the Pali Canon and the Yoga Sutras in support of Ecstatic Meditation, edited and/or translated by Jhanananda

Ordination in the Great Western Vehicle

The Ecstatic Contemplative Poetry and Photography of Jhanananda

Jhanananda's Vidoes and Recorded Dhamma Talks (Discourses)


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