4. Self-liberate even the antidote.

The “antidote” in this slogan is the realization that mind and thoughts are unborn and non-existent. This, too, can become a trap when we think, “well, if everything is empty then why bother?”

In Buddhism this is called the “poison of shunyata,” where we become attached to the simplistic notion of emptiness and misinterpret its true meaning. Liberation from this attachment happens automatically once I see I am attached. I can then “lighten up about lightening up” or “let go of letting go.”

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Point II | Slogan 4 || CTR 19 | PC 19