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Summary: url=index.html#ud.6.07.than The Buddha praises a monk for practicing jhana.
PTS: Ud 71
Subhūti Sutta: Subhūti
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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion Ven. Subhūti was sitting not far from the Blessed One, his legs crossed, his body held erect, having attained a concentration free from directed thought. The Blessed One saw Ven. Subhūti sitting not far away, his legs crossed, his body held erect, having attained a concentration free from directed thought.
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed: