Don’t Blame Your Self
This is the last thing we (pure/empty awareness) should do
because it makes the ‘self’ seem real.
‘Self’ is merely awareness that has forgotten its pure/empty nature,
thus creating an idea about itself.
This creation is called ‘I’ or ego*.
When we, as forgetful awareness, remember and recognise emptiness,
then awareness – our so-called self – is beyond blame or praise.
Compassionate emptiness just lets it – the created illusion – be.
*I: ORIGIN Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ik and German ich, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ego and Greek egō.