10 Tricks in the Art of Jhāna Concentration:
1: Making the
basis pure: Means a clean body, a clean room, and a clean morality.
2: Balanced abilities: Energy on same level as
concentration. Faith as understanding.
3: Skill in the sign: Any
moment of absorption is remembered exactly for recollection.
4: One exerts the mind on all occasions by advantageously
pushing and prodding it
5: One controls the mind on all occasions by advantageously holding
it checked and back.
6: One encourages mind on all occasions
by advantageously inciting and cheering the mind.
7: One observes
the mind by calm
on-looking equanimity, when things proceed appropriately.
8: One avoids all distracted, agitated, frantic, unconcentrated,
9: One cultivates company with well focused,
always determined, and concentrated
10: One is resolutely single-minded upon reaching that absorption level of jhāna
Visuddhimagga I 128.
penetrating and thrilling absorption Concentration
What is Right Concentration?
Details of the Jhana
for Jhana Absorption