“Two ideas are psychologically
deep-rooted in man: self-
protection and self-preservation.
For self-protection man has
created God, on whom he
depends for his own protection,
safety and security, just as a
child depends on its parent. For
self-preservation man has
conceived the idea of an
immortal Soul or Atman, which
will live eternally. In his
ignorance, weakness, fear, and
desire, man needs these two
things to console himself. Hence
he clings to them deeply and
fanatically.”

~ Walpola Rahula ~


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