The Way is in the heart - Buddhist proverb“One of the Buddha's central teachings was anatta, a word which literally means ‘non-self’ but more accurately translates as ‘no unchanging self.’ Brian Ford translates it as ‘process-self.’ There was no word for ‘process’ in the language that the Buddha spoke. But if there had been, he would have used it. He consistently referred to the self as a fluid process rather than a stable essence. The Buddha did not intend anatta to be an esoteric doctrine for academic discourse. Rather, he meant it be a practical tool for relieving suffering. Like several others, Brian Ford brings the ancient wisdom of process-self to life by surrounding it with practices and techniques that can be used in the nitty-gritty of modern psychotherapy. In so doing, he makes the Buddha's teachings more accessible. And, more importantly, he helps infuse his clients with the practical, liberating insights of the Buddha.”― Doug Kraft, author of Buddha's Map: His Original Teachings on Awakening, Ease, and Insight in the Heart of Meditation.
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