Then yesterday morning while meditating, I puzzled on how to get around the fact that the use of the term “I” is so natural and logical when talking about myself, even when not referring to my ego but to my true self, or as in my book title, “the self in no self.” And I hit upon the following.
When speaking, there’s nothing I can do. But when I’m writing, instead of writing “I” I will write “i.” The capital “I” symbolically refers to the ego; it thinks of itself as large relative to everything else. The small “i” refers to my true self, my Buddha nature, who realizes that i am just a small part in the larger scheme of things.
And so from this point forward, unless i am referring specifically to my ego, i will always use “i” when referring to my true self, the unity between me and my heart, my true Buddha nature. One more aspect of turning my will and my life over to the care of my true Buddha nature.