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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER14

Studying the Self

In This Chapter

  • Why studying the self is central to Zen
  • How to know when your “self delusion” is operating
  • Ways to challenge your idea that you inherently exist
  • Dispelling the illusion of enduring self-nature
  • The joy of living with less of a sense of self

It may seem ironic that Zen involves so much contemplation of self, when the whole idea is to give up self-centeredness! Wouldn’t your time be better spent doing nice things for people, or engaging in activities that make you forget about yourself? The Zen view is that these kinds of activities are great and you should continue to do them, but that they probably ...

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