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How do i get rid of my ego
    #948670 - 10/10/02 09:01 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

How do i rid myself of my ego? I find it getting in the way of my life, being offended at little things.


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #948876 - 10/10/02 10:28 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Don't take anything personally.


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #948879 - 10/10/02 10:29 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Oh and that pic is just plain scary.


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #948986 - 10/10/02 11:03 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Ask yourself what exactly bothers you and then think about why it bothers you.

Example:

hmm I noticed that my boss said something about me spending too much time at the water cooler in the meeting.  That really upset me.  Why did that upset me?  Well, for one thing it embarassed me.  Why did it embarass me?  Because I want people to think good things about me and the way the boss said it it made me seem like a slacker.  Why do I want to people to think good things about me?  Because everybody wants to be liked.  But if I am a genuinely nice person people who are in tune will see that and not let the bosses words affect their opinion of me.  Ahhhh I get it.  Now I am at peace. (even if I am a little thirsty) :wink:

Cheers, 


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #949424 - 10/10/02 12:56 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

The ego is one's center of conscious awareness. One does not want to get rid of one's ego, even though lots of people express it this way. One wants to get rid of one's ego-defenses. This is the psychic armoring that we wrongly identify with. Our personas, roles, various social selves. At the center of our sense of identity is our 'transcendental ego, ' This is usually identified as our true Self, or Spiritual Self, or "Inner Man" (St. Paul's term).

In the East, the annihilation of the ego has to do with the disidentification with the temporary, ever-changing masks that we wrongly identify as 'myself.' The mistranslation of ego-annihilation, in Western minds sometimes results in people burning out or damaging the systems that permit that 'field-effect' called self-awareness or ego to exist. A healthy and resilient ego is necessary for the transcendence - rising above - of the false 'egos' or selves that we wrongly identify with. We are no more those selves than we are the clothes we wear and take off, yet look how kids and shallow adults actually DO identify with the clothes, cars and houses that they enclose their bodies in.



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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #949583 - 10/10/02 02:00 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Just read my posts and when they no longer bother you, you have arrived. I allow people to practice daily, but instead they would rather reinforce irritation while merely talking about spiritual advancement.


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Edited by Swami (10/10/02 09:16 PM)


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Revelation]
    #949600 - 10/10/02 02:11 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

damn yer right man, that is freaky!! It's a very good sketch but to tell you the truth it brings back memories....to when i was a little kid and I was scared Jesus would come to my room at night and watch me. It would scare the b'jesus out of me!!!


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: chodamunky]
    #949635 - 10/10/02 02:33 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

LOL!! that was awsome, as a child you thought jesus was standing at the foot of your bed watching you sleep. LOL!


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #949817 - 10/10/02 04:05 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Personally this whole movement to rid youself of the ego is hogwash if you ask me (oh you didn't ask......I'm telling you anyway :smile:

I think the ego has fantastic possibilities and can be of compassion and progress and science and love. The problem is in the trappings of the ego when we become self centered and place ourselves before others in all instances.

I suspect this is what you might have been saying :grin: 


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #949868 - 10/10/02 04:32 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I think that is the wisest post I have ever read from your hand. It would be a difficult task to say it better than that.

Cheers,


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Swami]
    #949941 - 10/10/02 05:11 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Just read my posts and when they no longer bother you, you have arrived.

:grin: :grin:

That's funny...I would say that it is a pretty valid test though... 


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    #950032 - 10/10/02 05:47 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

A humble thank you. I think Western misunderstanding of Eastern thought is more dangerous than taking too much psychedelic. We are different somehow in our psychic makeup, and do not assimilate Eastern psychology easily - acid-indigestion!  :smile:  'Lotuses' do not grow well in the Western psyche, as I believe 'Roses' do not take to the Eastern psyche. Few people 'hybridize' philosophies sucessfully.


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Edited by MarkostheGnostic (10/10/02 05:52 PM)


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: chemkid]
    #950200 - 10/10/02 06:34 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

yes thats what i meant, i dont want to become self centered and miss out, IE, put the camera toward the scenery, not on myself.


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Swami]
    #951500 - 10/11/02 12:36 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Just read my posts and when they no longer bother you, you have arrived

LOL!

Now I see Swami's REAL Purpose on the Shroomery.  :wink:
I must be close to arriving because you are bother me less with each passing day  :grin:.

       


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #951509 - 10/11/02 12:40 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

How do i rid myself of my ego?

You could start with 150mg of Salvia 5x.

But to taste true egolessness would take quite a while longer.



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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: Galvie_Flu]
    #951636 - 10/11/02 02:39 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

the first step: realizing that you are no more (or less) the center of the universe than any other sentient being...
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the sense of self is a useful facet of mind... but it is surely not the only tool in the ol' toolbox :wink: ...


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: gnrm23]
    #951970 - 10/11/02 06:45 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

see yourself in everything, and everything in yourself, be like the wave that realizes its ocean.


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Re: How do i get rid of my ego [Re: CleverName]
    #952452 - 10/11/02 09:38 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

i really like that one, i am like a wave in the ocean.


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