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Types of Mindfulness
1. Undisciplined mindfulness and necessary mindfulness
Undisciplined mindfulness is to act with awareness when doing something unrighteous.
Correct mindfulness is to pay attention to righteous things.
2. Inattentive mindfulness and attentive mindfulness
Inattentive mindfulness is carrying out the practice of mindfulness inconsistently, without any standard, sometimes acting with awareness and at other times acting without awareness, depending on one’s mood and situation.
Attentive mindfulness is doing the practice of mindfulness with consideration and discipline.
3. Everyday mindfulness and systematic mindfulness
Everyday mindfulness is paying attention to everyday necessities.
Systematic mindfulness is acting with awareness with a long-term aspiration.
4. Temporary mindfulness and long-term mindfulness
Temporary mindfulness is acting with awareness temporarily and only in certain situations.
Long-term mindfulness is acting with awareness consistently with a long-term vision.
5. Singular mindfulness and complex mindfulness
Singular mindfulness is paying attention to one thing that the practitioner is interested in.
Complex mindfulness is paying attention to various things simultaneously.
6. Individual mindfulness and group mindfulness
Individual mindfulness is an individual paying attention to his or her own matters.
Group mindfulness is all members of a group paying attention.
7. Superficial mindfulness and profound mindfulness
Superficial mindfulness is paying attention to ordinary things.
Profound mindfulness is acting with awareness to all things in order to realize the profound truth.