sharon salzberg

Sharon Salzberg
Vipassana Teacher and Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts

“There is no ‘thing’ to let go of, but a concept, an idea of an ego that burdens us. As soon as we posit a ‘thing’ to let go of, we’re in trouble. We need to change our view of reality, not attack a nonexistent entity.”

 

surya das

Surya Das
author, Lama in the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and Founder of the Dzogchen Foundation in Bloomfield, New York

“Letting go in the present moment of the present moment, not to mention the past and future. Letting go of whatever is holding on. Total openness, naturalness, relaxation implies letting go of everything, totally, at once—in the now, in each instant, now and forever. A surrender to the ultimate simplicity of just being, which is prior to and more fundamental than all forms of doing. So let go of all concepts, including those of clinging and letting go.”

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