The self-described stream-enterer Jhananda (Jeffrey S. Brooks) speaks of the language of gnosis in English, Pali, and Sanskrit. In dialogue with Adam Murray, he links mystic Christian terms with Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist terms as distinct from Hindu terminology old and new.
The Dalai Lama (Vajrayana) recognizes different meanings.
They are speaking at the GWV Wilderness Retreat on the Verde River at Perkinsville, Arizona. The central terms covered are:
- ekaggatha, one-pointedness
- samadhi, concentration
- jhana, ecstasy