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Talks about True Self

The True Self in the Buddhist Perspective

The foolish self is the self that suffers and enjoys happiness in turn in the process of cause and effect.

The Basic Level of A Virtuous Self--Learning and Giving

Giving of and devoting ourselves to develop the virtuous self is the first step to achieve no-self.

The Virtuous Self at a Higher Level---Giving for the Sake of Sentient Beings

The more you give, the more you receive. Even so, a bodhisattva doesn't expect to receive anything in return. However, this is what makes his merit and virtue immeasurable and inexhaustible.
 

The Virtuous Self at Its Highest Level---the True Self

Learn to endeavor and put in efforts while remaining adaptive, flexible, and unattached. This is the practice of no-self.

Self-affirmation by Learning from Others

Development of Self {Stage 2: Self-affirmation by Learning from Others}

Spiritual practice is a never-ending process of self-development: Avoid repeating the same mistakes, be they others' or your own. And learn from people's good points.

Control our Emotions and Thoughts through Willpower

Development of self {Stage 3: Controlling our Emotions and Thoughts through Willpower}


Constantly observe and monitor our mental activities. Learn to gain better control of our states of mind by using our willpower to release or divert our emotions.

Control our Emotions and Thoughts through Wisdom

Development of self {Stage 3: Control our Emotions and Thoughts through Wisdom}

A wise person is master of the fine-tuned art of observing the rising and perishing of thoughts, allowing himself to elude the endlessly arising afflictions of the deluded mind.

Applying wisdom to reflect on ourselves and compassion on others

Development of self {Stage 4: Applying wisdom to reflect on ourselves and compassion on others}

Compassion requires us to empathize, observe. to be respectful, understanding, and considerate. Rather thean being overly indulgent and permissive.

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