Have you ever heard, “No self, no problem?” Discover just how empowering and liberating it is to let go of the idea of self.
Having spent many years reading and studying the sacred texts from the world’s major traditions such as Buddhism, Zen, Christianity, Taoism, Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism, and Judaism, Scott Moss perceived a pattern and unity in all of these traditions in their speaking in one way or another of the ultimate illusion of a separate, seeking, efforting self.
The Book of No Self condenses the core message of the world’s many spiritual traditions into short chapters in an accessible, modern English. Using paradox, metaphors, and humor to get to the essence of the big picture questions in spirituality, Moss has written a book that is neither poetry nor spiritual teaching, per se, but with certain elements of both of these, in order to get at the pilot light that lives in all apparently separate people, thus allowing the possibility of the disappearance of the self, the greatest of all reliefs possible in this world.
Similar to Huxley’s The Perennial Philosophy, all traditions are looked into and represented. Unlike Huxley’s book, however, the present volume is not an exercise for the intellect nor a scholarly work, but rather an attempt to emulate the immediacy and potential for awakening found in zen koans.