From the Book, “Friends On The Path” by Ajahn Sundara and Ajahn Candasini

The third fire, which follows on quite naturally from this,
is delusion, moha. We don’t really see clearly or understand
how things are; we don’t really understand what it is to be
a human being. Instead, we tend to fix ourselves and each
other as personalities, or `selves’. However, in fact, these are
just ideas or concepts that we measure against other concepts
of who or what we should be. Then, if anyone comes along
and challenges that “self’, it can invoke a strong reaction–
we instinctively attack, defend or try to get away from the
perceived threat. Really, it’s a kind of madness, when you
think about it.

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