"I" Actually Does Not Exist

If you meditate correctly, you can perceive that this "I" actually does not exist. Since this "I" does not exist, then what thing could become famous or earn others' approval? If people realized that this "I" does not exist, they would not suffer so much — and cause others to suffer — in order to attach some reputation or good name to this "I."

— Zen Master Seung Sahn