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W skrocie chodzi o to, ze opcja "dry insight" stala sie bardziej popularna na Zachodzie za sprawa tradycji Mahasi Sayadaw. A o jhanach jakby zapomniano.Given the prevalence—and preeminence—of the jhanas in the Buddha's practice and teachings, it seems incredible that so few Westerners know of them. The roots of the jhanas' obscutity go way back, to disputes that roiled up in the centuries after the Buddha's death over whether jhana practice was necessary or whether "dry"—non-jhanic—insight was sufficient for piercing the Four Noble Truths and reaching nibbana. In the fifth century, when the prolific monk and translator Buddhaghosha wrote the Visuddhimagga ("Path to Purification"), a massive Buddhist meditation manual, the jhanas were codified as a very difficult though noble pathway, inaccessible to the majority of practitioners. Much later still, in early twentieth-century Burma, political and ideological wars were waged over the best route to nibbana: the monastic hierarchy sought a "true" vipassana, or insight, path; concentration practices, including jhana, were relegated to the margins. A dry insight tradition, known as Mahasi Vipassana after the prominent Burmese teacher Mahasi Sayadaw, won out and has been transmitted to thousands of Westerners since the late 1960s.
Teachers in the Thai Forest tradition spearheaded a jhana revival in the twentieth century, affirming that sincere and dedicated practitioners could most certainly attain these states. Nevertheless, Theravada cultures largely have overlooked the jhanas in recent decades, assuming that the merit of latter-day Buddhists isn't sufficient to lead them into the jhanas. Meditators who have come upon the states, either on their own or by learning of them from teachers or texts, have not had much to draw on. The Buddha himself offered little in the way of "how to," and jhana masters are few and far between today.