A. Spiritual practice isn’t about getting rid of the self, because there isn’t one to get rid of. It’s about transforming the habits that give rise to a sense of self. If you try to get rid of the self it will only come back. And besides, it may well be the self doing the ‘getting rid of’ anyway! Transforming the imbalanced emotional drive, which creates the environment for the sense of self to arise and attach in the first place, is the way to settle the paradox of self –that creator of all the worlds. This is the way of Dharma practice.