When a person starts to defend for ‘his ego’, his self-attachment will be immensely inflated. As a matter of fact, we will not derive any happiness from this. This is because we are lost in the observation and reflection about the nature of emptiness. We always assume that the fault is someone else’s, and lack the realisation that the perception of this situation was determined by my discursive mind. This is the cause of the immense suffering and pain.
《希望·新生》【四季法语】秋 #202 Autumn · Four Seasons Words of Wisdom [Hope·Embark]