Some time ago, there was a thread (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=837&p=11939) about someone who had asked Nishijima about mindfulness on his blog, and Nishijima had replied in a manner that was, well, surprising. It suggested that perhaps his understand of the term mindfulness was different from ours.

In a recent post, he mentioned "the philosophy of Action", and I have been trying to figure out what he means. I found this document:

which discusses this somewhat. It says:

"Action in the moment of the present is utterly free. This is the philosophy of action, the philosophy of the present moment."

Is this "Action" what we understand as mindfulness?