1.3 Impermanence as Radical Inquiry

A talk on impermanence as radical inquiry practice, and on how the concept may have arisen as a response to the search for the permanent Essence or Soul (attā/ātman) that motivated the early yogic sages. How to “see” impermanence, and the profound shift in experience that happens when we insist [concentrate] on experiencing each moment and sensory/relational contact as new and unfixed by past experience or narrative. And the standard disclaimer that this has the shadow of dissociation, and that to be wisdom and not delusion it must be founded on substantial ego stability and well-being.


(Recorded on 2.06.18 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)

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