Burden of self print in frame.

The burden of self
We are all streams of consciousness that are interconnected and interdependent.
The illusion of self causes suffering.
Limited edition signed print.


£85 including p&p (Frame and mount not included ).
Hand signed and numbered prints limited to a total run of 500.
Archival Giclee print on acid free 220g/m2 high quality watercolour paper.

Archival Giclee prints are produced using very high quality inks producing a high level of quality and longevity. The above image is an example of the type of framing we use but please note the frame and mount is not included in the price. The actual size of the image (including a margin to show the signature and number) is 20.5cm x 29cm.

We recommend you frame your print with a deep mount of approximately 10-15cm and a simple wooden frame. This makes the overall frame size approximately 45cm x 55cm.

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Buddhism teaches us that we are all part of a greater whole and because of this the "self" is an illusion and does not exist. We are all streams of consciousness that are interconnected and interdependent, with no distinction between us. However, our ego does not want to believe this. Our ego wants us to be special, unique and separate.

As Eckhart Tolle wrote..."The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. ".

I think these things help us to create an identity, which satisfies our ego but in so doing, invites suffering in many different forms. We never quite achieve all the desires listed above, but ironically, this suffering can also fuel the ego. We can then identify as being an individual who suffers. Whatever methods the ego employs, the illusion is that we are a separate 'self', independent from others.

To end all this suffering, the teachings point us to becoming a 'nobody'. This will appear as a weakness to the ego, but to be a nobody is to liberate oneself from the burden of maintaining a 'self'. It is to let go of the endless thoughts required to create the illusion. This, I think, gives us the opportunity to experience the space between thoughts, the stillness, where true reality lives. This spiritual truth contradicts our contemporary culture and the way it conditions people to behave.

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