It's not a particular deep instruction IMO, but I guess it's better than nothing, and it does have the potential to be applied by people who are not well versed in the Buddha's teachings (as alluded to by daverupa, above).binocular wrote:What is that, really, "observe what is happening without judging it"?
Could anyone explain, please?
Dhamma practitioners on the other hand should be very careful here in what they take "judging" to mean, because the Buddha praised the quality of "discernment" (as mentioned by spiny, above)... and you wouldn't want to sacrifice the wholesome, skilful quality of "discernment", through efforts to be non-judgemental.
Moreso than not "judging", the true challenge is to not be drawn into present things as per this instruction from the Blessed One...
The greatest mindfulness is one that does not simply see 'things' (i.e. dhammas), but sees how they arise as sankhata-dhammas (fabricated things), via the process of paticcasamuppada. Seeing their fabricated nature helps to bring dispassion with regards to them, and knowledge of the process of their arising, means that paticcasamuppada can be applied in its reverse order, to prevent future arising.MN 131 wrote:"And how, monks, is one not drawn into present things? Herein, monks, an instructed Noble disciple who takes into account the Noble Ones, skilled in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones, trained in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones, taking into account the good men, skilled in the Dhamma of the good men, trained in the Dhamma of the good men, does not look upon form as self, or self as possessed of form, or form as in self, or self as in form. He does not look upon feeling as self... He does not look upon perception as self... He does not look upon formations as self... He does not look upon consciousness as self, or self as possessed of consciousness, or consciousness as in self, or self as in consciousness. That is how, monks, one is not drawn into present things.