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

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5 years ago#1
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?
5 years ago#2
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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