chapter  39
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The Second Level of Concentration

And again the monk leaves the analytic and investigating thought processes and enters and remains in the second meditation, -a state of joy and happiness, born of concentration, free from analysis and investigation, an inner tranquillity and one-pointedness of the mind. The subtle but real awareness of joy and happiness, born of seclusion, which he formerly had, disappears. A subtle but real awareness of joy and happiness, born of concentration, arises at that time, and he becomes at that time subtly but truly aware of joy and happiness, born of concentration.