No self, no other

When there is self, one believes there is other,
From these images of self and other come attachment and aversion,
As a result of getting wrapped up in these,
All possible faults arise.

—Dharmakirti (ca. 7th century) (trans. Ari Goldberg, from Contemplating Reality, by Andy Carr)

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2 thoughts on “No self, no other

  1. A suitable expansion on Anam’s book title (No Self/No Problem). No self, no other, no problem! I love this; a short, pithy reminder. Thanks for posting.

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