This 'hating oneself' - or others - is a very Judeo-Christian attitude
that permeates our culture.
This identification of the (non-existent?) self with our thoughts and
feelings, like the smell of garlic, can be quite difficult to eliminate.
And, of course, that's where zazen comes in handy.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Jody W. Ianuzzi" <j...@...> wrote:
> Hello Mayka,
> I used to feel the same way. I actually hated myself. Then I was
> book by the Dalai Lama and he said that he found the whole concept of
> hating themselves to be so alien and he couldn't understand it at all.
> I started to really think about that and I realized how he was so
> was able to break through my own self hate and now I actually LIKE
> Of course, when you like yourself you like everyone around you a lot
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