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Believing in a Real I Creates the Root of Samsara
Episode 123rd October 2022 • Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts • Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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There is no such thing as a “real I,” and subsequently, it is not possible for anything to be a “real mine,” Rinpoche says. In the first second, our mind merely imputes I on our aggregates. Then, in the next second, this I appears back to us as one hundred percent true, and we believe it. We trust that something is there from its own side. This becomes the basis for many delusions to arise and creates the root of samsara. For this reason, we need to collect much merit and continually purify negative karma. However, the most powerful thing we can do is to correctly follow the guru and thereby receive the blessings of the guru in our heart. The teaching for this episode was recorded on April 11, 2018, at Great Stupa Of Universal Compassion, Australia.