‘The “self” of subjectivity is profoundly elusive, however. Whenever each of us says the word “I,” we know exactly what we mean. But as soon as we attempt seriously to consider what it is that this word names, we are at a loss. Subjectivity is at once the most obvious and the most invisible phenomenon, making the ancient philosophical exhortation to “know thyself” the most difficult task.’ (The Six Perfections)
I still haven’t got to the end of this book, but I have so many passages lined up to use that I hope I won’t run foul of the ‘fair use’ system. And, having shared a couple of passages with my student group, which they raved about, I ended up buying them each a copy as a Christmas present, so we will be studying it closely over the next year, I imagine.