Our sense of an abiding, unchanging, permanent, separate 'self' ...
... is kind of an optical illusion.
By the way, the signal dropped today ... so, if sitting-a-long please (nonabiding-changing-impermanent-not separate) self-time!
When a man is sailing along in a boat and he moves his eyes to the shore, he misapprehends that the shore is moving. But if he keeps his eyes on the boat, he can recognize that it is the boat that is moving forward. [Similarly,] when we observe millions of things and phenomena with a disturbed body and mind, we mistakenly think that our own mind or our own [nature] may be permanent. But if we familiarize ourselves with our actual conduct and come back to this concrete place, it becomes clear that the millions of things and phenomena are [without permanent self] [Nishijima]
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