Our dedication to appropriating all that comes our way has wreaked havoc with our collective life. It has caused much collateral damage to both society and the environment, and has grievously damaged the core of our social integrity. To reverse the damage we need, first and foremost, to restore this integrity.
Much of our life is dedicated to establishing ownership of all that comes our way: things, territory, others, etc. In so doing we end up fragmenting both the owned and the owners. To become whole we need to divest from this project. Time: 39:34
The Buddha said many times that no self is to be found in the phenomena of our senses. But still, the sense of a self in us arises over and over. This talk explores through sutta references how this sense of self is created in the moment and how it can cease.