BE NOBODY, Lama Marut

The iconoclastic monk argues that we can find our deepest and most authentic happiness when we stop struggling to be “special” but instead lose ourselves in something or someone else.  Drawing on disparate practices and belief systems from the world’s great spiritual traditions, Lama Marut gives us permission to lay down the heavy burden of perpetual ego enhancement involved in trying so hard to “be somebody” and suggests instead that our true fulfillment in life comes from emptying ourselves of ego and experiencing something larger, by literally allowing ourselves to “be nobody.” (Beyond Word/Atria, June 2014)