You say, "focuses it like a laser beam on any and all events or a chosen subset
of events in the here and now, to achieve specified objectives."
In my understanding, zen's mindfulness does not focus on any 'events'. I would
like to hear from Bill about this.
--- On Sat, 4/12/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Zen and the Martial Arts
Date: Saturday, 4 December, 2010, 10:41 PM
The essence of the contribution of Zen to the martial arts is to be found in:
7. Right Concentration
8. Right Mindfulness.
Concentration and Mindfulness are secular activities, and yes, the
Concentration is a pre-requisite for the development of Mindfulnes; that is, in
the moment the mind takes the already-developed Concentration and focuses it
like a laser beam on any and all events or a chosen subset of events in the
here and now, to achieve specified objectives. This capability is especially
effective in the martial arts and in business strategizing.