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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Master your breath

Your breathing should flow gracefully,
like a river, like a watersnake crossing
the water, and not like a chain of rugged mountains or the gallop of a horse.

To master our breath is to be in control of our bodies and minds.
Each time we find ourselves dispersed and find it difficult to gain control of ourselves by different means,
the method of watching the breath should always be used.


Thich Naht Hanh

The illusions of control

Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.

We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends.
We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.


Jack Kornfield