Since the ‘I’ appropriates our experience and freezes it,
it is tempting to consider the ‘I’ or the ego as an enemy.

We could end our inquiry there,
projecting all our difficulties onto this mysterious entity.

Or we might go one step further and say that
projections of this sort
are just another of the ‘I’s many devices to deceive us.

Relieved at having found a scapegoat,
we might never reflect upon
who it is that is doing the projecting.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Knowledge of Freedom


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