the falsehood of selfhood

have had this line written on a tiny strip of paper
hoping to find the proper place for it: the novel, a Sanctuary page, a snippet

but just read:

Man’s true self is eternal, yet he thinks, “I am this body, I will soon die”

This false sense of self is the cause of all his sorrow


When a person does not identify himself with the body — tell me, what troubles could touch him?

TAO 13