tiltbillings wrote:It does not claim to; however, it seems that some individuals who are practicing this are getting some results that are interesting and seem to be genuine insights, in Buddhist terms, but then the issue is, without a context in which to understand the insights things can get bollixed.
If the insights are devoid of any appropriate context or understanding, what could make them supramundane "insight"?
tiltbillings wrote:There is Right View and there is Right View. It depends, and you just dodged the question.
So you say. As I've said repeatedly already (and am not inclined to repeat it to you beyond the traditional third time), it is, as mentioned above in the suttas quoted above 1) iterative (i.e. run and circle) , and 2) with Right View as the forerunner to Right (anything else)
tiltbillings wrote:a) Right View is some sort of mindfulness activity?...
b) Cannot really abandon wrong view until one has some sort of actual insight.
Again, see the "run and circle" quote. If you don't accept the quotes, then fine.
tiltbillings wrote:Wrong view is not just matter of conceptualization, nor is Right View in terms of actually abandoning wrong view just some sort of conceptualization.
Right View itself is
a matter of conceptualization (what else could a "view" be?), and it's the fulfilment of the full Noble Eightfold Path (not the Ignoble Onefold Path of Wrong Mindfulness) that transforms Right View into to Right Knowledge... but again, Right View is the forerunner. Again, see the "run and circle" quote.
It perplexes me that you regard my statement "There is no Buddhist meditation without Right View" as speculative in light of the above.
"McMindfulness" or "Just
mindfulness" is a sham Dhamma. That is not what the Buddha taught.
As for the supposed dangers of McMindfulness, I don't care to speculate - I am a follower of the Buddha, not other religionists or secularists.