Compassion Q&A #2

This is an excerpt from the original video

The self is not independently real, but has an existence similar to “the monster under the bed.” Children assume “the monster under the bed” is real, but it’s really a figment of the imagination. To function compassionately in the world, we have to allow a sense of self that we do not take too seriously. Egotism is taking one’s thoughts so seriously that it becomes like a bubble that isolates you from others.

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