Tag Archives: Ego

WHERE IS THE CENTRE OF THE INFINITE UNIVERSE?

Where Is The Centre Of The Infinite Universe? We might think we are the centre of the universe, and everything revolves around us. This is when we may be accused of having an ego; ‘ego’ means ‘I’. Let they who … Continue reading

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ONLY EGO GETS UPSET

Only Ego Gets Upset The only thing that gets upset is the ego.Ego – aka ‘I’ mind-associations that consciousness clings to and fixates upon.Every time we say ‘I’, we reinforce ego’s opinions. Consciousness, in its natural state, has no ego,and … Continue reading

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HOW TO CANCEL EGO

How To Cancel Ego Ego actually comes and goes – although for some, it’s more of a permanent fixture! Ego is just consciousness adhering to beliefs and maintaining a competitive state between self and others. Beliefs, like opinions and assumptions, are … Continue reading

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WHY DOES BUDDHISM GO ON ABOUT SUFFERING?

Why Does Buddhism Go On About Suffering? “I’m not suffering!”Life is perfect for you, is it?🙂 When the Buddha left his perfect palace, he saw suffering for the first time. He witnessed birth, old age, sickness and death. Nowadays, we … Continue reading

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SELF-INDOCTRINATION

Self-Indoctrination Indoctrinate: to teach a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically. Once people accept a belief – which is anything that is unproven – they maintain this mindset themselves. Indoctrination starts when we’re very young, and infiltrates everything that we later encounter … Continue reading

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GURUS AND DEMONS

Gurus and Demons Karma is our ego, our guru or our demon. Whatever we think we are is merely a collection of ideas that consciousness fixates upon, and creates a self-image; an ego, an I, a me and mine. This … Continue reading

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REALISATION ISN’T BELIEF, TRUST OR CONFIDENCE

Realisation Isn’t Belief, Trust Or Confidence Belief / trust / confidence is a trick played by the ego-devil turning consciousness away from actual now experience. Clinging to belief or trust or confidencesubtly brings us down into reifying experience.The ‘devil’ is merely ego claiming … Continue reading

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THE REALISATION OF SPIRITUALITY IS PRACTICAL

The Realisation of Spirituality Is Practical Practical Spirituality helps us to cope with life with a sensible and realistic approach to situations or problems, by means of clear observation without preconceived ideas. In the beginning was not a book: a book is someone else’s view. Never … Continue reading

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STILL WORRIED ABOUT EGO?

Still Worried About Ego? When something is observed, heard, smelt, tasted or touched – or when we’re having a poo – none of these activities are ego-orientated. Ego is the collection of mental fixations to which we cling, and that … Continue reading

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EGO: FRIEND AND TEACHER

Ego: Friend And Teacher The term ‘ego’, at a lower level, is a derogatory remark; we say that he or she is ‘all ego’, self-centred, self-interested. The funny thing is, who do theythink is making these remarks?” 😀 Ego is … Continue reading

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WHO RULES THE WORLD?

Who Rules The World? Actually, this is the wrong question. Before we can ask, “Who rules the world?” we must ask, “What rules the world?” All sentient beings – and the entire universe – are governed by attraction and repulsion. … Continue reading

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‘I’ AND EGO

‘I’ and Ego These are not separate entities. The word ‘I’ comes from the Greek ‘ego’. Ego is a self-identification to which consciousness clings. A lie must have an element of truth in it to be believed. We are led to … Continue reading

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INNER CIVIL WAR

Inner Civil War Dividing a community is the cause and condition to conquer that community. This starts with creating conflict in the mind – an inner civil war of confusion. If the unity of emptiness and awareness – an extremely … Continue reading

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STIRRING UP EGO

Stirring Up Ego Books do not stir up ego: raw experience does. We need the reaction to see the reaction, to realise the meaning of the two truths. This neutralises the reaction of ego clinging.

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THE INNER TEACHER IS NOT OUR SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

The Inner Teacher Is Not Our Spiritual Advisor The teacher shows you something. The advisor tells you something. Once we realise the clarity of the unconstructed nature of mind, the inner teacher is the mind’s mistaken constructs: we are thus … Continue reading

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EGO – THE DREAM MAKER

Ego – The Dream Maker “EGO: a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance: ‘He needed a boost to his ego’. A sense of personal identity.” Of course, there is no such thing as an ego: it’s a state of mind, … Continue reading

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FED UP WITH HEARING ABOUT COMPASSION?

Fed up with hearing about compassion? If we find ourselves fed up with hearing about compassion, compassion, compassion, then our motivation, motivation, motivation is not pure, and is still ego-dominated. If we are fed up with hearing about ego, ego, … Continue reading

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PLAYING WITH EGO

Playing with ego.  Essence, seeing its reflection through the reactions of emotions, believes that to be itself, and clings to this view. This is the creation of a duality. So, there are two of us: one is real, and the … Continue reading

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EGO = SELF

Ego = Self  Ego-Self is Essence’s awareness,identifying with thoughts.  There is nothing wrong with thoughts.They are an of expression of essence.It is the identification with thoughtsthat clouds the view.  Identification without recognitioncreates a storehouseof sticky residue.Karma.  The answer is recognition. … Continue reading

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DESIRE

Desire. The human realm is one of desire. Desire leads to frustration, that maintains the desire, which becomes an addiction. That’s how we get stuck!   Desire fills emptiness – our essence. Desire is the neurotic aspect of the wisdom … Continue reading

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TO EGO OR NOT TO EGO?!

To ego or not to ego?! For years, I’ve had a problem with western spirituality, especially in Buddhism. When at retreats, people walk around as if ‘they’ are not there, head to one side and slightly vacant. How did we … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL BOOTCAMP

Spiritual Bootcamp!  Our spiritual journey will have ups and downs. Some of us have a smooth journey, while for others it may be rough. Maybe if we have been brought up in a spiritual family, then our journey is one … Continue reading

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