Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika
The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom
Detached from sense pleasures and unskilled states of mind, one enters and abides in the first jhãna, which has logical and wandering thought present, and is filled with a joy and happiness that is born of detachment.
And with that joy and happiness born of detachment, one suffuses, drenches, fills and permeates the whole body so that there is no spot in the entire body that is untouched by that joy and happiness born of concentration.
Just as skilled bath-attendant or his apprentice, kneading bath powder which has been sprinkled with water, forms from it in a metal bowl a ball of foam from which no moisture escapes – in the same way, one suffuses drenches, fills, and permeates the whole body so that no spot is untouched.