you can adopt two different perspectives. What takes place when you are
criticizing yourself? The "self" that is criticizing is done from a perspective
of yourself as a totality, your entire being, and the "self" that is being criticized
is a self from a perspective of a particular experience of a particular event. So you
can see the possibility of having this "self-to-self relationship".
To expand on this point, it may be quite helpful to reflect upon the various aspects
of one's own personal identity. Let us take the example of a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
That individual can have a sense of personalized identity from the perspective of his
being a monk, "myself as a monk." And then he can also have a level of person identity
that is not so much based upon his consideration of monkhood but rather of his ethnic
origin, like Tibetan, so he can say, "I as a Tibetan." And then at another level, that person
can have another identity in which monkhood and ethnic origin may not play any important
role. He can think, "I as a human being." So you can see different perspectives within each
person's individual identity.."