I’d like to ask you a question regarding Buddhism. Is it wrong or “unskillful” to practice Buddhism and have goals? Is it an unskillful mentality to work towards a goal? Or, maybe it is OK if you are unattached to the result?
I am going through some changes in my life and would like to know if it is “un-Buddhist” to start being more goal-directed.
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Meditation by its etymology means “effort.”
Having a goal is not wrong. Commit to being mindful and investigate what actions and goals you have. If you find that they are wholesome– developing compassion, morality, mindfulness and liberation from suffering— then go for it!