STOP DEFENDING A LIE!…

To live entangled as Ego, is to not live at all.
In the sense that the false Ego will vehemently
work against and cut you off from your true Destiny.
From your real Life.

No attempt or effort will ever reach it

Perfection is frighteningly akin to doing nothing.

Do we dare assuming wholeheartedly the illusion of the separate ego?

Every time we stress the importance of “mine”, we call in strife and despondency. Infelicity.

The thing is that whatever is “mine” is neither optimistic nor pretty, even if we ascribe it resounding names like “spiritual journey” or “the adventure of the soul”.

Whatever is separate – the “I” – is bound to depress and disconcert…

Disappointment and enmity is inherent in I-ness.

The most vital question is this:
Can we exist without this distinct sense of falseness which is the separate ego?…

Can we wholeheartedly stay with and assume this very dilemma?

We´d better…

As only Wholeness, which is the cessation of the illusion of separateness, of “I” as the center, can thoroughly heal us from conflict and misfortune.

Can we grasp anything without any preconceived knowledge?

Swarn Gill:
Words must have meaning. I have just written a sentence, if you do not know the meaning to any of the words, there is nothing to ponder. To ponder the concept of ‘ego’ one must have their own definition of what ‘ego’ is to have an opinion of it. To have a discussion with someone else they must either share the definition or if they have different definitions they explain to each other what Ego means to them.

Me:
That´s my question:

Is Meaning something we ascribe based on a certain standpoint or argument? Do we understand anything according to an ubiquitous thesis after all?

Of course I hear what you say. Freud speaks about Ego – or, of whatever else – in a certain way, Jung, in a different manner. Philosophically speaking, we are expected to build up a suitable consensus – a system – if we are to appropriate anything.

That´s exactly what I am trying to avoid. That is:

Can we be so free and unbiased as to have a discussion without taking account of definitions and explanations?

Can we be so direct and intuitive as to take on something without any preconceived knowledge?

What happens to a poem if we try to “explain” it? Don´t we kill the very essence of music, if we are to define what music intrinsically is?

Can we thus be so free of any preconception to grasp a “truth” without “understanding” it?

 

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https://julienmatei.com/2014/01/29/ego-this-nauseous-fraud/

Dismiss what you have been taught to believe

Going against and dismissing what I have been taught to believe is truly hard work. My brain functions have been conditioned to fathom and consider reality according to such deceitful civilizational legacy – a bunch of idiotic crap really – so the new and healthily transformational Truth which bursts out of me, has as yet no coherent words inside myself.

So these last days, I have been going around in a state of “knowing”, yet without being able to articulate these highly uncommon insights. So – great serendipity or not – I´ve just bumped here into this excerpt by Alan Watts, which just happens to put words to my epiphany.

“Just because it is a hoax from the beginning, the personal ego can make only a phony response to life. For the world is an ever-elusive and ever-disappointing mirage only from the standpoint of someone standing aside from it — as if it were quite other than himself — and then trying to grasp it. Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified.

But a third response is possible. Not withdrawal, not stewardship on the hypothesis of a future reward, but the fullest collaboration with the world as a harmonious system of contained conflicts — based on the realization that the only real “I” is the whole endless process. This realization is already in us in the sense that our bodies know it, our bones and nerves and sense-organs. We do not know it only in the sense that the thin ray of conscious attention has been taught to ignore it, and taught so thoroughly that we are very genuine fakes indeed.”

Freedom – blessed distance-lessness

Whatever true and comprehensive insight suspends the Ego – that is,
the distance between subject and object.

Ego´s main function is to protect you from your True Meaning