Google invites authors, researchers and artists — anyone with anything interesting to say, to come to Google to give talks to their employees. Videos are made of these talks and put on youtube on the GoogleTalks channel. In this talk, Shinzen Young, a westerner, a former monk, a scientist and a professional meditation teacher introduces the audience at Google to “concentration”.
Young claims that concentration……bringing the mind back to an object after a distraction, is a basic skill at the base of all human endeavors. This is a very clear, down to Earth, accessible talk
Shinzen Young: Deep Concentration in Formal Meditation and Daily Life (Theory and Practice)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.