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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