Self Image, the Source of Suffering

  1. "As we grow, from the time of our birth, we experience events and reactions and responses from everything and everyone. As a result we develop a self-image. That self-image appears to be solid and unchanging, and though it is anything but that, we feel compelled to defend, protect, and otherwise maintain it. The result is suffering. In this teisho given on Day 3 of the January 2018 sesshin at Mountain Gate [www.sanmonjizen.org], Mitra-roshi speaks to how deep Zen practice can reveal the truth of who we really are and thereby realize the freedom inherent in that."

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