Usitha wrote: “On a previous visit to certain forest monasteries, they made it seem like the slightest involuntary action was a fault and to be corrected immediately.”
– Yes. It is sometimes discouraging to see how people have distorted Buddha Dhamma.
“I think there’s a handful of people, who have mixed up this kind of mindfulness believing it to be samma sati.”
– Yes. Samma Sati is having the right mindset (anicca, dukkha, anatta nature).
– As we know, Sammā comes from “san” + “mā” or “getting rid of defilements that may arise in the mind. “What is “San”? Meaning of Sansāra (or Saṃsāra)“