Our practice should be based on the idea of selflessness

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Our practice should be based on the idea of selflessness. This selflessness is very difficult [to] understand. If you try to be selflessness, you know, that is already selfish idea. [Laughs.] We don't know what to do, what-- how to cope with it. Perhaps you may-- you must have tried various way, but selflessness is not something which you can try, you know. It-- selflessness should-- should be there when you do not try anything. Selflessness is not something which you can be aware of. But for us, we ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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