• Because of our belief in being separate, we fall into all kinds of harmful actions and deeds that create more problems for us. Competitiveness is a big one—trying to get ahead of others, stepping on each other. We become frustrated and angry with each other. We try to control others; we condemn them. All of these things stem from one false belief, “I am apart, separate from everything else.

    Dennis Genpo Merzel (2001). “24/7 Dharma: Impermanence, No-Self, Nirvana”, Journey Editions