Passionlessness is what enables you to practice the Dharma and to quiet your body, speech, and mind. It is related to the development of fearlessness and egolessness. The idea of self-existence, or ego, creates tremendous self-hatred, which automatically projects out to others. In contrast, when there is kindness to oneself and others, this automatically creates a quality of workability. It creates immense space or emptiness.
July 17, 2018
The image of one’s face is seen on a mirror, but does not really exist there as a face.
In the same way, the conception of “I” exists dependent on mind and body, but like the image of a face, the “I” does not at all exist as its own reality. ―Nagarjuna