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EGO

Chinese charater for self
EGOEgoego self SelfSELF

Self is refered to as the consciousness of bodily substance
while Ego is considered lack of consciousness of bodily substance.

Chinese charater for ego

selfishness

self-knowledge

self-esteem

self-actualization

selflessness

ego consciousness

"Were you to ponder, but for a while, these utterances in your heart, you would surely find the portals of understanding unlocked before your face, and would behold all knowledge and the mysteries thereof unveiled before your eyes. Such things take place only that the souls of men may develop and be delivered from the prison-cage of self and desire." - Bahá'u'lláh



prison of your mind

"One method for bringing about bodhicitta, the aspiration to attain highest enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings, is Exchanging Self for Others. In this method we work at recognizing how dependent we are on others for all we have.

We contemplate how the homes we live in, the clothes we wear, the roads we drive on, have all been created by the hard work of others. So much work has gone into providing us with the shirt we are wearing, from planting the cottonseed to weaving the fabric and sewing the garment.

The slice of bread we eat had to be baked by someone. The wheat had to be planted by someone else and, after irrigation and fertilization, had to be harvested and then milled into flour. This had to be kneaded into dough and then baked appropriately. It would be impossible to count all the people involved in providing us with a simple slice of bread. Even our personal virtues, such as our patience and ethical sense, are all developed in dependence upon others.

Through this train of thought we come to recognize how dependent we are on others for all we enjoy in life.We must work at developing this recognition as we go about our everyday lives." - Dalai Lama



i am strong

self is defined as:

essential being;

unique individual identity;

embodiment of the Eternal Soul;

of the same character throughout;

personification of bodily substance;

Biologically the immune system identification of deoxyribonucleic acid as belonging to the bodily source of Self.

The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; an individual as distinctly individual; a being regarded as having personality.

A small, dynamically typed object-oriented language, based purely on prototypes and delegation. Self was developed by the Self Group at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc. and Stanford University. It is an experimental exploratory programming language. Release 2.0 introduces full source level debugging of optimised code, adaptive optimization to shorten compile pauses, lightweight threads within Self, support for dynamically linking foreign functions, changing programs within Self and the ability to run the experimental Self graphical browser under OpenWindows. designed for expressive power and malleability, Self combines a pure, prototype-based object model with uniform access to state and behavior. Unlike other languages, Self allows objects to inherit state and to change their patterns of inheritance dynamically.

Self's customiZing compiLer can generate very Efficient coDe compared to other dynaMically-typed obJect-oriEnted languaGes.





Self is used in the formation of innumerable compounds, usually of obvious signification, in most of which it denotes either the agent
or the object of action expressed by the word with which it is joined:
self-abandoning, self-abhorring, self-abnegation, self-absorbed, self-administered, self-affirmation, self-aggrandizing, self-aggravated, self-alienated, self-animated, self-annihilation, self-assertiveness, self-assurance, self-avowed, self-aware, self-awareness, self-balanced, self-blindness, self-centeredness, self-chosen, self-commendation, self-compassion, self-condemnation, self-conquest, self-confidence, self-conflict, self-congratulation, self-consciousness, self-constituted, self-control, self-consuming, self-contained, self-contempt, self-contradictory, self-correcting, self-criticism, self-damagingself-dealing, self-deception, self-defeating, self-defense, self-definition, self-delusion, self-denial, self-depreciation, self-described, self-designed, self-destruction, self-discipline, self-determination, self-dominion, self-doubt, self-dramatization, self-evident, self-educated, self-elected, erected, evolved and ejected, self-enforcing, self-evasion, self-enlightenment, self-enrichment, self-exaltation, self-expectations, self-exalting, self-excusing, self-existent, self-experimentation, self-expression, self-exile, self-focused, , self-fulfillment, self-govern, self-harm, self-help, self-helpless, self-humiliation, self-identity, self-idolized, self-image, self-immolation, self-imprisoned, self-imposed, self-improvement, self-inflation, self-inflicted, self-injuring, self-interest, self-interrogation, self-instruction, self-judgement, self-justification, self-knowledge, self-limitation, self-loathing, self-compassion, self-maintenance, self-mastered, self-medicating, self-motivated, self-nourishment, self-observation, self-obsessed, self-operating, self-perfect, self-perpetuation, self-pity, self-pleasing, self-policing, self-promotion, self-praising, self-preservation, self-proclaimed, self-protective, self-questioned, self-realization, self-redemptive, self-reflection, self-regulation, self-reinforcing, self-reliant, self-respect, self-replicating, self-restraining, self-revelation, self-righteous, self-ruined, self-rule, self-sabotage, self-sacrifice, self-satisfaction, self-serving, self-starting, self-sufficient, self-support, self-survival, self-sustaining, self-stopping, self-titled, self-taught, self-tormenting, self-transcendence, self-transforming, self-troubling, self-trust, self-tuition, self-upbraiding, self-valuing, self-warming, self-worshiping, self-worth, and many, many others.



The Century Of Self : Happiness Machines

"If we are to succeed in the development of a true science of the Absolute - one that enables us to overcome the quandaries and aporias of current thought - we must first overcome the ego itself. The shift in consciousness that comes about from the death of the ego alone is capable of revealing the ultimate horizon of the Real." - Shunyamurti



ultimate ego disappointment

ego consciousness = self-consciousness

The Ego is conscious thought patterns that an individual indentifies as Self.

Ego consciousness is simply the continuing awareness of enduring conscious thought patterns with which a unique individual Eternal Soul identifies as Self.

Remember, Self is an illusion of māyā.

egolessness

self-conceptualization

Ego consciousness or self-consciousness is understanding what you believe you know of reality is limited to your firsthand experiences and, secondhand, to personal experiences that others share with you.

All that you believe you are is your idea/concept/image of your self - your self-conceptualization.

To activate the process of psychic expansion requires the dispersion of certain existing materialistic ego structures and belief systems.

Dispersion of ego structures is necessary to free oneself from the bonds of acculturation - ie. conditioning through social control, propaganda, entertainment, branding, etcetera.

The dispersion of ego structures has also been termed spirtual ego death and the attainment of the state of egolessness.

Ego is conditioned by socially ingrained information which has shaped our opinion of who we are, our self-conceptualization, the conceptual idea/image of self that resides in our conscious, our subconscious and our memory.

Most people relate to reality through expanding circles of interlocked relationships - self, mate, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community, state, nation - with their own ego seeming to dwell at the center of it all.

This innate, culturally inbred tendency, a paradoxical mixture of truth and illusion, is a phenomenon we must be able to comprehend fully. It is true that reality seems to expand outward from each individual ego's point of reference, but it is an illusion to see that point of reference as the center of the universe.

This is an illusion not easily dispelled.

Self-centeredness is an archaic trait, rooted in territorial animal impulses and ignorance of reality beyond the tribal area of experience. Most ancient tribes thought their tribe was at the center of the universe, and they were the Chosen Ones.

Even today many people across the face of the Earth think their ethnic group is somehow more unique, more special than others, or their nation is superior in historical cultural richness, or their brand of religion is the only brand of religion worth considering.

Projection stems from self-blindness.

Most people are unaware of their negative traits, because they are subconsciously skilled in psychological euphemism.

Misers see themselves as stringently thrifty.

Jealous people see themselves as being justifiably protective, guarding against intrusion into what they consider rightfully theirs.

A selfish person thinks in terms of realistically taking care of number one, projecting unworthiness onto anyone in need of compassionate giving.

Vain people look in the mirror and see well deserved self-esteem and self-assurance.

Lust and sexual exploitation are explained away by the perpetrator as the uninhibited sexual adventures of a superior person not obligated to common moral guidelines.

Sanctimonious religious people of every sect, blind to their own hypocrisy, see themselves as holier than all the "sinners" around them.

Corporate executives and businessmen see themselves as elite power holders with no need to pay heed to the negative consequences befalling fellow humans due to their actions.

Politicians blind to their own shadows project their repressed flaws and deceits onto targets they themsleves indentify with their graffiti.

To withdraw projection is to acknowledge that many attributes projected outward belong to oneself.

self-knowledge

Self-knowledge or 'enlightenment' demands expansive perception and annihilation of delusions and illusions.

Self-knowledge can ignite the experience known as "ego death" and spiritual rebirth.

To be able to perceive your own ego from a more objective perspective, you have to become familiar with areas and abilities of your mind that ordinary consciousness is only partially aware of - subconscious depths and selfless states of consciousness.

self-observation

Self-observation is a foundational aspect of self-knowledge.

Periodically pause to take note of what you are thinking about, the quality of your thoughts.

Useless fantasies, daydreams, futile longings and meaningless meandering change the direction and quality of most of your thinking. The mental discipline of periodically saying "stop," and observing your thoughts, can develop into an enriching practice to help you gain a significant degree of mental control. To bring about a change from habitual energy-wasting thought activity to constructive directed consciousness is an essential element of the process of spiritual awakening.

The bottom line is the basic necessity of cultivating a state of constant vigilance, so that one does not succumb to a delusion of awakening, or escape into a traditional religious or theosophical belief system, or get snagged into some ego enhancing cult, "-ism" or "ology."

A foundational element of self-knowledge is to thoroughly know your positive and negative psychological traits.

The positive traits are those which help you keep a grateful commitment to the quest,
despite hardship, fear, or collective pressure.


"With one mind, we turn to honor and thank all the Food Plants we harvest from The Garden. Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans, and berries have helped the people survive. Many other living things draw strength from them, too. We gather all the Plant Foods together as one and send them a greeting of thanks." - Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address


"The negative is anything which may sway you away from commitment.

Negative traits can be subtle and hard to detect, because they are often seen in a positive light by the collective - vanity perceived as justified self-esteem, selfishness as prudence, lust for prestige as healthy ambition, greed as necessary self-assertiveness.

The path of self-knowledge is undertaken as a way to arrive at authentic "gnosis tes hodu", knowledge of God, insight into the very soul of nature."

- adapted from Lew Paz, Pushing Ultimates


self-knowledge and self-awareness are the sisters of self-consciousness

ego inversion

"Man will become better when you show him what he is like."
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

"Spiritual intelligence acquired in the process of experiential self-exploration has the power to override the scientistic worldview of materialistic science while effectively acting as a remedy to counteract the dogmas of organized religions." - Stanislav Grof

"Peaceful societies devalue competition, self-focus, and other ego-centered social behaviors." - Bruce D. Bonta



kill your ego, save yourself


make ignorance history know yourself


The Tree Unaware of its State

A man cut down a tree one day.
A Sufi who saw this taking place said:
'Look at this fresh branch which is full of sap,
happy because it does not yet know that it has been cut off.
Ignorant of the damage which it has suffered it may be
but it will know in due time. Meanwhile you cannot reason with it.'
This severance, this ignorance, these are the state of man.
Farid al-Din Attar of Nishapur



"Turn thy sight onto thyself,
that thou mayest find God standing within thee,
mighty, powerful and self-subsisting." - Bahá'u'lláh


"If you really want to know yourself, you will search out your heart and your mind to know their full content and when there is the intention to know, you will know. Then you can follow, without condemnation or justification, every movement of thought and every feeling as it arises; by following every thought and every feeling as it arises you bring about tranquility which is not compelled, not regimented, but which is the outcome of having no problems, no contradiction.

It is like the pool that becomes peaceful, quiet, any evening when there is no wind; when the mind is still, then that which is immeasurable comes into being." - J. Krishnamurti
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