[Buddha-l] mindfulness

jehms jehms at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 6 08:09:39 MST 2013

Never believe people who are proud of wearing funny dresses. Looking inside yourself for leadership seems pretty close to borderline to me. ;-)

ErikJoy Vriens <joy.vriens at gmail.com> schreef:A more recent definition:

"Marc Lesser wore the black robes of a Buddhist priest as director of 
the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near Big Sur in the 1980s. “I 
literally didn’t know what to do with the $60 monthly stipend I used to 
get,” he said. Today, as an M.B.A. and chief executive of Search Inside 
Yourself Leadership Institute, he is comfortable integrating money with 
mindfulness. “All business is about helping people in some way and you 
can’t do that without focusing on success,” he said."



Le 06/11/2013 08:27, Dan Lusthaus a écrit :
>> Sometimes I really wonder what the term being translated into English
>> as "Mindfulness" from Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese or Japanese
>> actually is in the original language or text.
>> Since this term "Mindfulness" seems to be so central to westen
>> Buddhism, it would be good to know and have some exact definition.
>> - Chris
> Actually 2 separate issues, Chris. Generally the Pali sati, Skt. 
> smṛti, Tib. dran pa is what gets translated by Buddhologists as 
> "mindfulness" -- though Buddhologists are hardly a univocal bunch. How 
> various Buddhist texts or traditions would define that varies with 
> whom you are reading or which tradition you are dealing with.
> Western psychologists, on the other hand, were using the term 
> mindfulness before attempting to accomodate Buddhist ideas, and 
> initially they treated the Buddhist version as an extension of their 
> own definitions, which were empirical so measurable in a lab or by 
> "testing." Before long the disconnect between the Buddhist and 
> Psychologists usage became evident and problematic, so the gap has 
> been closing.
> So there is no exact single definition, though there are numerous 
> exact definitions. Numerous exact definitions adds up to a vague term.
> Dan
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