the true source of fear

The true source of fear is this: the clinging to self, to identity. Because I see self as something separate, something whole, something that is solid and independent, therefore, I fear losing that independent self; I fear being sick, I fear something bad happening to “me”. This is the true source of all fear.

17th Karmapa

source: http://www.kagyumonlam.org/english/Lectures/20090113_HHK_Teachings_Living_The_Dharma.html

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