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Mindfulness when playing chess

I want to start with this Buddha quote from the Dhammapada As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind. Ch. 1: The Twin Verses, verse 13 Last ...
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Sati-Sampajañña and a quiet mind

Is it the case that a quiet mind can best execute Sati-Sampajañña because there are no interfering thoughts disturbing it? If the answer is yes, should the main concern in day-to-day life be to ...
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I explain why I prefer discuss Buddhism intellectually but others don't seem to accept my point. Why is that?

In this Reddit post Is Buddhism about cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology?, I am advised that practice is far more important than intellectualizing. I understand that the core teaching of ...
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What is the difference between mindfulness and detachment?

From Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and ...
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Buddhism and Stereotyping Perceptions

An answer has prodded me to completely reconsider my understanding of Buddhism and emptiness [this answer]. I never realized that Buddhism involves the dismantling of preconceptions and false ...
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Why does Buddhism seem to have an anti-thought bias?

Why do Buddhists seem to take such a strong anti-thought bias? All I could find regarding this issue is this blog post: Thought is Bad? Enlightenment Means Not Thinking? He provides great examples ...
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What is the difference between right thinking and right view?

They seem to be both elements that promote a healthy perception about things in life. I have a hard time differentiating between one and the other.
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Does Ichinen Sanzen include “wishful thinking”?

Does Ichinen Sanzen include "wishful thinking," or am i getting it wrong? Also, does Theravada buddhism include "wishful thinking?" This is the text I read that made me have this question: http://...
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Is there a benifit to “wishful thinking”?

Is there a benefit to "wishful thinking" ? not like in a very deluded way - but like if i think about meditating a lot during the day - or getting money to also give others and aid practice