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    Thatís enough nits

    Does "Thatís enough nits" mean "Thatís enough lice/bad ideas"?

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    Thatís enough nits. Let me emphasize that I enjoyed Why Buddhism Is True, even when I disagreed with it. I especially like Wright's interweaving of philosophical rumination on Buddhist doctrines such as emptiness with vivid descriptions of his own meditative experiences. I'm guessing his book will become the go-to explication of Buddhism for modern western seekers, just as The Moral Animal remains the go-to explication of evolutionary psychology. Bob, because of his mindfulness practice, doesnít care about such worldly things any more, but I hope his book remains on the bestseller lists for a long time to come.

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    Re: Thatís enough nits

    Literally, nits are the eggs of lice attached to hair, and picking nits is the act of removing them. But metaphorically and idiomatically, nit-picking means dwelling on tiny, insignificant objections. So "That's enough nits" means stop the nit-picking.

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    Re: Thatís enough nits

    In the same source, the author said "morally neutral" — Does it mean "morality neither good nor bad"?:

    *Meditation is morally neutral. Wright argues that meditation makes you nicer. But you can meditate to be a more effective corporate raider. Throughout history, warriors have meditated or prayed before battle so they can fight more effectively. Today, many U.S. soldiers are taught mindfulness meditation, which presumably will help them feel better about carrying out violent U.S. policies. Moreover, a disturbing number of meditation teachers have behaved more like sociopaths than saints.

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    Re: Thatís enough nits

    Meditation itself is neither good nor bad.

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