The dictators of the world are egomaniacal people, obviously. But more ordinary people also function in that way, including ourselves. We would like to possess our world, and so we act in such a way that whatever we see around us is completely in order, according to our desire to maintain the security of “me,” “myself”—which is egohood. Inspired by means of discipline, meditation, and discriminating awareness, we have freedom from egomaniac-ness, freedom from egohood.
from the book The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path
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- Now that is happening
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- Our buddha genes
- Nothing to blame
- Giving the giver
- To trust completely and let go
- Looking at Who We Are
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