The Center of the Universe

Until the early 17th century, most people incorrectly believed that the sun and the other planets revolve around the earth, making our planet the center of the universe.

In a similar way, we perhaps believe that “I” is the center of the universe and everything else revolves around “I”.

In the Buddhist teachings, this is known as self-cherishing and is seen as a false premise. As difficult as it may be to let go of this premise, it is not how things actually are.

 

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