Step 1 suggest you are trying to surppress the "ego" and the "I".....meaning it is still there.
One must go beyond the self, to do so, one must know oneself first.....when you know oneself, you won't have to suppress it.
Practice is not the goal in itself, it has a purpose.....if there is no purpose, why are you on it for?
Purpose is to reach enlightenment at least.
whynotme wrote:Cittasanto wrote:why do we need a new wheel?
If you have two wheels, you can make a bicycle or a motorcycle. If you have four wheels, you can have a car
Scott1989 wrote:With this I truly cannot agree. If we realize we are hurting ourselves, our goal is to stop hurting ourselves for the simple reason of seeing the futulity of hurting yourself. If the purpose is to reach something in the future, what good does it do you when you fail or find out that you are dying? When you practice for the purpose of reaching enlightenment in the future, you have made the present moment into an obstacle that needs to be overcome. That is craving and is actually the whole source of suffering you are trying to remove.
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