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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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No fear

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you,
depend on no one.

Only the moment you reject all help you are freed.


Gautama Buddha

Misfortunes

It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west;
they originate within one’s own mind.

Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.


Gautama Buddha

Ego is Like a Room of Your Own

Ego is like a room of your own,
a room with a view,
with the temperature and the smells and the music that you like.

You want it your own way.
You’d just like to have a little peace,
you’d like to have a little happiness,
you know, just gimme a break.

But the more you think that way,
the more you try to get life to come out so that it will always suit you,
the more your fear of other people and what’s outside your room grows.

Rather than becoming more relaxed,
you start pulling down the shades and locking the door.
When you do go out,
you find the experience more and more unsettling and disagreeable.
You become touchier, more fearful, more irritable than ever.
The more you try to get it your way, the less you feel at home.


Pema Chodron

Wisdom

I am not,
I will not be.

I have not,
I will not have.

This frightens all children,
and kills fear in the wise.


Nagarjuna

Fear

My fear and doubts have vanished like mist into the distance,
never to disturb me again.

I will die content and free from regrets.
This is the fruit of Dharma practice.


Jetsun Milarepa

No matter what we do…

No matter what we do,
however virtuous or non-virtuous our activities,
whether we are murderers or saints, monks or libertines,
every day ends the same. We shut our eyes and dissolve into darkness.

We do so fearlessly, even as everything we know as “me” disappears.


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche