Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

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Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

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Queequeg
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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by Queequeg » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm

You capitalized it.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by jake » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:06 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
You capitalized it.
:applause:

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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by tkp67 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:42 pm

If found to facilitate business efficiency then it is likely to become a monetized service (if it hasn't already)

This seems fundamentally less critical then practicing mindfulness outside of the basis of Buddhist traditions such as the noble truths and the Eightfold Path.

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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by Tenma » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:35 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
You capitalized it.
LOL :rolling:

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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:25 pm

Under capitalism, nothing escapes capitalisation.
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Re: Is Mindfulness being Capitalized?

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 am

Yes, but ironically the commodification of mindfulness seems to be encouraging a genuine social consciousnesses among some Buddhists.

Beyond that, the application of mindfulness in the mental health world is valid, or at least is light years beyond what we were telling people to do with their thoughts and emotions before. But yes, it can be used as a tool of pro-corporate complacency and self-interest, and it often is.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

-James Low

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