Topics: Development of True Self
The stages of progress from having a "self" to no-self, or the no-mind of Chan. Starting from self-understanding, one acknowledges one's strengths and weaknesses,with the end goal of dissolution of the self through continuous improvment and growth.
Selfishness and working for one's self-interest is normal and reasonable, as long as it doesn't harm society and hurt other people. But Buddhism teaches us to learn the spirit of the bodhisattva and practice no-self by sharing our personal gains with all sentient beings, without asking for return and being attached to our good deeds.Video : Selfishness vs.Self-Interest
How to Find Our True Self
Most people have misconception of the self and therefore become the slaves of the external environment. To find our true self is to learn to be our own master and govern our mind, while trying our best to do what we can, learn what we should learn, and continually correct ourselves. Video : How to Find Our True Self
How to Build Self-Confidence
Fame, status, wealth, power and influence do not help us to build confidence. To build true confidence, one must not be affected by wealth or poverty, high or low status, and life or death, and have a right understanding of ourselves. Video : How to Build Self-Confidence
How to Realize Non-Self
To realize non-self, we must first let go of a foolish and selfish self that seeks temporary benefit and advantage for ourselves but causes others to suffer losses, and then practice doing meritorious deeds without calculating whether we will gain any merit, and regard it as something we should do. Video : How to Build Self-Confidence
How Do We Achieve No-Self from Ego?
Although Buddhism teaches about no-self, the Buddha's teachings begin with the self and require us to affirm and develop ourselves by being our own master, and thus grow in merit and virtue and develop toward the road to Buddhahood. Video : How Do We Achieve No-Self from Ego?
The True Self in the Buddhist Perspective