Studying Our Stories

A highly cultivated person studies the stories of their lives — the self-centered dream. By studying the dream of our lives we are liberated from the dream. The story is not lost or eradicated, but transformed into wisdom by letting go of our attachment to the story and studying what we have let go of.  Through practice we can learn to let go of everything and diligently contemplate the story we just let go of.

Here is the ancient story of Baizhang's Fox and the Inquiry that followed. In it we examine what it means to study cause and effect, to not ignore our stories, and to not obscure the essentials of human consciousness.

Inquiry recording: