Recollection = mindfulness? Yes and no

I read on a Franciscan website that recollection is the attention to the presence of God in the soul. It is, in other words, the practice of the presence of God (which brings one straight to the 17th Century spiritual classic of the same name).
In Buddhism, mindfulness is attention to presence itself. It is the practice of presence.
Are these the same? Well, the intention appears to be different; but, once presence = Presence, pof! The difference disappears.

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~ by scalambra on July 18, 2013.

One Response to “Recollection = mindfulness? Yes and no”

  1. Excellent observation. I was just discussing Buddhism and came to the conclusion they must be getting something right to have been around for so long.

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