The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 20

The Buddha said, “In maturing your own recollection of the four material elements that comprise your body, [be aware that] each of them may have a name, but they are all devoid of ‘I.’ The sense of self is a conjuring trick that will not last for long; it is just an illusion.”