Buddhism and personal, or national, identity. Berlin, Public Talk, 2017

James Low

Public Talk, Berlin 25 Oct 2017

The topic is comparing buddha-nature and identity, be it one’s personal identity,  one’s national identity, political identity, religious identity or whatever.

Transcribed by Lea Pabst

Edited by Barbara Terris

…To be born is to have an identity, to be someone. I am a story that I both tell myself and tell other people; that story includes the stories that other people have told me about me. So who am I if I am not a story? Who am I before I tell myself who I am? We use meditation to try to find that out…

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