A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on buddhism, self, thought, and mind

When I ask people to contemplate selflessness, the sometimes react as if I’ve asked them to put their house on the market or give away all their money. If there was a self that existed in the way we think, discovering selflessness would be like putting our house on the market. But in the Buddhist tradition, the discovery of selflessness is called “completely joyful.” It’s not called “the raw end of the deal,” or “I’d rather go back to bed,” or “This is scary and depressing.”

Sakyong Mipham

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2006 (Best Buddhist Writing)

Contributed by: Jessica