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.
The defilements of others pose an existential threat to everyone. This insight motivates us to end clinging to any constellation of mind and matter.
Views play a crucial role in the fabrication and clinging to a “self.” When our cherished views are invalidated or dismissed, we feel diminished and often react in anger. Undoing attachment to views dismantles the “me” that is endlessly seeking affirmation and...