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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 1/2010

01-03-2010 | Editorial

Mindfulness: A Finger Pointing to the Moon

Auteur: Nirbhay N. Singh

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 1/2010

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It is said that the Sixth Patriarch Huineng once instructed nun Wu Jincang that a finger pointing to the moon is not the moon; to see the moon, one must actually go beyond the finger and look at the moon. Therein lies the difference between thinking and experiencing. Mindfulness will publish articles on both thinking about and experiencing mindfulness. We intend for Mindfulness, the journal, to be the finger pointing to mindfulness, the experience. As is traditional in the social sciences, our authors will discuss models and concepts of mindfulness, develop and test competing hypotheses about the nature and effects of mindfulness, and slice and dice the components of mindfulness. At the same time, we hope Mindfulness will prove instrumental in focusing the attention of our researchers and readers alike on the experience of mindfulness as a method of self-transcendence. We hope to avoid the situation in which we eventually know more and more about the concept of mindfulness, but less and less about the personal experience of mindfulness. …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Mindfulness: A Finger Pointing to the Moon
Auteur
Nirbhay N. Singh
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 1/2010
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-010-0009-2