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    But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    If "But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept..." is rewritten as " But it is tricky in bringing a rich spiritual concept...", will the meaning remain the same?

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    Behavioral and social sciences professor and director of Brown University’s Mindfulness Center Eric Loucks, who was not involved in researching the new paper, agrees there are multiple definitions of mindfulness. But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept into a standardized framework for testing and advising patients that he feels might be tough to tackle.

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    No, it's not the same. (Close.)

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    In this context, trickiness​ means "difficulty".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    No. If you rearrange that cleft sentence you get the following.

    But he feels (that) [the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept into a standardized framework for testing and advising patients] might be tough to tackle.

    Does that help?

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    Does "a standardized framework for testing and advising patients" mean "a standardized framework that is for testing and advising patients"?

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    Yes, it does.

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    Re: But it is the trickiness in bringing a rich spiritual concept

    or even this:
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    mean "a standardized framework that is (used) for testing and advising patients"

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