originally posted by: Andy1144
a reply to: angryhulk
Everything is just happening and there is no control whatsoever. In order to see through this illusion of self, one must undergo an inquiry.
We are ego, self, and I. Very little happens outside our control. We have freewill and others have freewill. It is actually the strongest I that
rules the weaker I, without regard to virtue.
What thoughts come to us might be somewhat out of our control, but we have choices. I can choose to change the subject of thought in my mind. I can
control what actions I take on my thoughts.
To say there is no I is a failure to accept personal responsibility for the ego, the self, the I.
One of the most ancient, simplest, yet complex philosophies is "Know Thyself". First you must know that you are an I, self, ego, before you can know
yourself. You can't understand how you impact the We, until you learn to control the I.
Once you understand your-self, the I, what you come to realize is the separation between me and you doesn't exist. We are all bound by The
Butterfly Effect www.cbsnews.com...
Why is it so important to never let go of the I, even after you have become unified to the whole? Those who do not seek unification, who only see
through the ego, will become your masters. We must master ourselves but never allow ourselves to be mastered by the ego of others.
We are both separate and together. Separate because we have a will to choose, together because each choice effects the whole. To say there is no I is
to give up your individuality. To say that we are separate is to ignore how the I effects the whole.
How boring would it be if we all sacrificed uniqueness to satisfy the whole? Much better to remain unique and realize that each piece of the puzzle
may be different but they all have a place and can fit together perfectly.
Our current problem, we need 7 billion Is to see the puzzle before the pieces agree to be put together.