"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
"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." -
unique individual identity;
of the Eternal Soul;
of the same character
personification of bodily
immune system identification of
deoxyribonucleic acid as
belonging to the bodily source of Self.
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
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
Self's customiZing compiLer can generate very Efficient coDe compared
to other dynaMically-typed obJect-oriEnted languaGes.
self-constituted, self-control, self-consuming,
self-defense, self-definition, self-delusion, self-denial,
self-dominion, self-doubt, self-dramatization,
erected, evolved and ejected, self-enforcing,
self-expectations, self-exalting, self-excusing,
self-govern, self-harm, self-help, self-helpless,
self-imposed, self-improvement, self-inflation,
self-justification, self-knowledge, self-limitation,
self-operating, self-perfect, self-perpetuation, self-pity,
self-pleasing, self-policing, self-promotion,
self-sustaining, self-stopping, self-titled, self-taught,
self-troubling, self-trust, self-tuition,
self-worth, and many,
"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
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
All that you believe you are is your idea/concept/image of your
self - your self-conceptualization.
activate the process of psychic expansion requires the dispersion of certain
existing materialistic ego
structures and belief systems.
ego structures is necessary to free
oneself from the bonds of acculturation - ie. conditioning through social
control, propaganda, entertainment,
The dispersion of ego
structures has also been termed
spirtual ego death and
the attainment of the state of
conditioned by socially ingrained information which has shaped our
opinion of who we are, our
the conceptual idea/image of self that resides in our
conscious, our subconscious and our
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.
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.
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.
stems from self-blindness.
people are unaware of their negative traits, because they are
subconsciously skilled in psychological
themselves as stringently thrifty.
Jealous people see themselves as being
justifiably protective, guarding against intrusion into what they consider
A selfish person thinks
in terms of realistically taking care of number one, projecting unworthiness
onto anyone in need of compassionate giving.
look in the mirror and see well deserved
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.
blind to their own
shadows project their
repressed flaws and deceits onto
targets they themsleves indentify with their graffiti.
projection is to acknowledge that many attributes projected outward belong to
self-knowledgeSelf-knowledge or 'enlightenment' demands expansive
annihilation of delusions and
Self-knowledge can ignite the
experience known as "ego death" and
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-observationSelf-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
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."
foundational element of self-knowledge is to thoroughly
know your positive and negative psychological traits.
traits are those which help you keep a grateful commitment to the
fear, or collective pressure.
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
negative is anything which may sway you away from commitment.
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
lust for prestige as
greed as necessary
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
- adapted from Lew Paz, Pushing
"Man will become better
when you show him what he is like."
"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
The Tree Unaware of its
A man cut down a tree one day.
A Sufi who saw this taking
'Look at this fresh branch which is full of sap,
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
that thou mayest
find God standing within thee,
mighty, powerful and self-subsisting." -
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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