On the path to awakening, we realize the impossibility of searching for safety by “taking a stand” on the many views, preferences, and identities we adopt. Understanding these as empty, dissolving phenomena, we turn instead to accepting reality as it is....
Recognizing defeating desires and resisting their pull is a singular practice that can completely liberate the mind.
Uprooting the āsavas, the drivers of suffering, sets us on a course to profound peace, freedom, and bliss.
Producing a “me” in the flux of the aggregates is a way of trying to freeze reality, a maladaptive reaction to the stress of continual change.