Posted by asininity on 4/3/2009, 4:59 am, in reply to "Re: Enlightened Unity."
: Like water the Way has its preferences.
: Those that say otherwise simply want their
: own way. The way of the ego.
: The sage treats the ego like a straw dog
: because the ego is an artificial thing. A
: false reality.
: The sage has burned up his ego in the light
: of awareness. He has become his original
: It is not a natural phenomenon to lose one's
: original self, to have it replaced by the
: ego. And then to lose one's ego to regain
: one's true or original self.
: The ego is not natural. It is a Golem. A
: Frankenstein monster of the egoistic mind
: personified as an inanimate object that has
: come to life. There is nothing natural about
: the ego. A balanced sense of self, yes. An
: absolute ego, no.
: The sage would have us burn our ego in the
: light of our own intrinsic awareness. Would
: have us cultivate our awareness so that the
: natural can once again take its rightful
: place in our lives.
: Of course the ego does not want to hear
: this. So few there be that find the narrow
: You can live next to the sewage treatment
: plant if you like. I live on the other side
: of town. To each his or her own.
I'm not entirely convinced anything in this universe can be classed as unnatural.
The ego like weeds are natural; the ego has a purpose other wise we wouldn't have one. Like weeds the ego can get out of control and that doesn't do us any good.
I dont think the ego is a false reality I think it is looking at reality through tinted glasses. Paradoxically its our passed experiences that tint our present experiences. The sage has removed the tint.
The problem I see with the ego is its self importance. The ego is the thing that throws temper tantrums when its not getting its way, its stubborn and jealous; its the one that screams, "I AM THAT I AM"
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