| 【pa^daka jjha^na
'foundation-forming absorption', is an absorption used as a foundation, or starting point, for the higher spiritual powers (abhin~n~a^, q.v.), or for insight (vipassana^, q.v.), leading to the supermundane paths (s. ariya-puggala). The foundation for the former is the 4th absorption; for insight, however, any absorption is suitable. For details, s. samatha-vipassana^. - (App.).