runnning away from ego

khandero (@khandero) 8 years, 1 month ago

dont wanna waste my life in a fucking perpetual ego trance

advice?

October 27, 2013 at 12:15 am
ZenCowboy (179) (@zencowboy) 8 years, 1 month ago ago
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khandero (532) (@khandero) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@zencowboy, beautiful thoughts, thanks :]

dont completely agree with traditional transcendentalist ideas of intuition, but i like the way you illustrated intuition relative to the ego

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ZenCowboy (179) (@zencowboy) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@khandero, thanks man.
That’s awesome you don’t agree! One should never find answers in another’s. One’s answers come from within.
I don’t agree with anything that is “traditional”.
Traditional thinking/philosophy only narrows one’s understanding of self and by extension everything.

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Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

The chase is over, stop running. Your brain is working against you as a bio-computer and ego is its software. Just reprogram! Ego cant be “destroyed” as much as an enemy is destroyed by befriending him. Teach your ego.

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khandero (532) (@khandero) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@kjbaran, interesting analogies, thanks :]

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André SAN (19) (@andre-san) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@khandero,

As @kjbaran, just stated. The ego cannot be resisted or run away from. By trying to negate the ego, you give it power and strength. The “secret”, if you will, is that you must accept its presence, completely. And in order for the ego to have less impact on your life, that is for you to awaken, you have to be able to observe the ego. Look at what images and plays/games it is trying to play you and observe. Carefully with attention, and don’t resist, cause resisting just makes the ego think: hmm that was powerful against you, I’ll use the same thought and tricks again. Rather, you should observe and look, accepting that what is, is. Only then can you transcend thought, only by accepting it. Cause resisting = not letting go. Resisting is holding on to suffering rather than transcending it. When you have mastered the art of observation, the ego will stop running thoughts in your head because you don’t listen.

If you don’t give energy to the ego fire, it subsides. Know that what is, can never be anything else than what is, and any escape or way to resist what is, only creates suffering.

Life is about accepting not resisting.

Good luck, and if you have any questions feel free to ask them :)

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

“All your experiences, all your meditations, all your prayer, all that you do, is self-centred. It is strengthening the self, adding momentum, gathering momentum, so it is taking you in the opposite direction. Whatever you do to be free from the self also is a self-centred activity.”
-U.G. Krishnamurti

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ZenCowboy (179) (@zencowboy) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@andre-san, excellent insight and guidance as always!

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