Illusion delusion and confusion. Public Talk and Retreat, London 2020
Illusion delusion and confusion
13-15 March 2020.
Shang Shung Institute, London, UK.
Transcribed by Kate Egetmeyer and Anna Aly Labana.
Edited by Divya Gupta and Barbara Terris.
The theme is about four aspects that move together: the first is magic, the second is illusion, then delusion and confusion. They’re not very different one from another, but they’re all at the heart of the buddhist understanding…
It’s our confusion of trying to think our way out of delusion that keeps us in confusion. We have to shift gear into ourselves, because awareness is already present. It’s about doing less, about being kinder to oneself, about observing how the false god of the will to power gets us going and how our search for mastery is actually the path by which we become enslaved…