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What comes after mindfulness? My take: Mindfulness in Buddhism springs from right intention and flows into discernment. The popular mindfulness movement doesn’t spring from right intention, may not flow into discernment, so it isn’t Buddhist.
Sloth & torpor & suttas! Wonderful.
The second one —the one that suits me best! Direct and simply elegant.>
As for clarity & concision, I'm liking John Richards. I looked him up. He was an Anglican priest who served in Wales and died this year. I'm looking for an epub of his translation, but might have to settle for pdf.
Dharma practice is like stopping to ask for directions.
This sutta may be divided into 5 sections:
The sutta doesn't define the higher virtues of ethical conduct, but they can be infered through negations roughly corresponding to positive virtues.
This sutta implies the restraint of actions producing fear, animosity, pain & despair clears space for cultivating higher virtues conducive to peace and harmony. Coupled with confidence in the Triple Gem, this space holds the soil where wisdom may be grown. More figuritively, it tells how to climb a mountain without falling, mapping the lower trails to the higher trails leading to the peak.