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Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER11

The Fundamental Misunderstanding

In This Chapter

  • How your self-concept came to be
  • The assumption of inherent, enduring self-nature
  • The true nature of self
  • Problems caused by a self-concept
  • How understanding brings relief

As discussed in the previous chapter, you are not completely at the mercy of the changing fortunes of your life. While you may experience difficulty and consequently feel grief or pain, you can choose to let go of the grasping or aversion that leads to the additional suffering called dukkha, or the conviction that things are not as they should be.

The irony is that the ability to just let go is always available to ...

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