“First, just in your mind, pull apart this bag of skin. With the knife of wisdom loosen the flesh…”

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“First, just in your mind, pull apart this bag of skin. With the knife of wisdom loosen the flesh from the cage of bones. Cracking open the bones, too, look at the marrow within. Work out for yourself what essence is there. Searching hard like this, you have found no essence here. Now explain why it is that you still continue to guard the body.”

Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra, Crosby & Skilton tr. (5:62-64)

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