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What is the connection of buddha's memory of first jhana as a child and the 9th?

#1str8KnowledgePosted 7/19/2011 11:20:15 AM
He remembered entering first jhana naturally before being taught so he sits under a tree for a long time. Then he goes beyond the eighth jhana to the ninth jhana. How are those two events related?
#2KNessJMPosted 7/20/2011 2:27:05 PM
I don't know, a number of the aspects of the stories seem to be not so much dependent on presenting facts but with presenting ideas and concepts through the way the story is told.
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