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special dhyana (dhyana w/o vitarka, the first [IW]

special dhyana [dhyana without vitarka, the first] [RY]


The special dhyana is a level of dhyana which is more refined than the first dhyana but less refined than the second dhyana. It is characterized as a level of dhyana that has examination but no consideration. In the Theravada Abhidhamma literature, this is considered the second of five dhyanas. DKC