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The occurrence of Ego in the human subject and how to overcome it.

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posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 11:04 PM

originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: muzzleflash

How can you say something doesn't exist because you don't believe in it?

Enlightenment does exist. Who are you to tell me differently?

You can't find what you don't believe in. It is about faith. Believe what you want, but I will choose to believe in and stay In the Light, enlightened.

My experience is at least as real as yours.

The ego projects itself to others. This is not inherently good or bad. It's only bad when what is unpleasant to hear is destructive. When unpleasant words are necessary they are constructive.

Are you being constructive or destructive? You sound destructive. Maybe if you include your reasoning for being so you could be seen as being constructive.

I didn't say something doesn't exist because I didn't believe in it. You're making an assumption.

I didn't say enlightenment doesn't exist, I attempted to explain you cannot overcome ego because ego is a critical pillar of your self.

I also suggested that getting lost in an attempt to erase your ego leads to egomania as "me, myself, and I" become exaggerated by the express denial of it's existence.

You have to accept and embrace ego and recognize it's inherent limitations and weaknesses in order to find humility. By pretending you can eradicate all vestiges of ego while alive you essentially become arrogant and snobbish.

You can find Light only when within the Darkness after all. By assuming you are surrounded by Light, in the Light, while stating you are seeking the Light; is contradictory and meaningless. If you are in Light than by definition you have already found it, and are surrounded by Darkness.

The Yin Yang is not just Light, it is also composed of Dark.

You see, Destruction is not bad in itself. It is necessary for Construction to exist. When the Winter comes it destroys most life, because this is how things must be. When Spring comes life arises anew.

If we did not have Winter, than life on Earth probably could not sustain. It would overwhelm and choke the limited resources, there would be no fertilizer, etc.

Who am I to tell you differently?
I am Muzzleflash.

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 04:20 PM
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Ok, Ok, so I was wrong in labelling it 'ego'
I agree completely thanks

edit on 1-12-2016 by LucidWarrior because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 04:31 PM
a reply to: muzzleflash

You are Wrong. The human mind is capable of sailing past the barrier of physical Death using metaphysical shortcuts before we physically die... However, in this thread I wasn't talking about 'escaping' subjectivity as such because, while I do consider it possible all my work and theory is, basically, logical guesswork. But this isnt the thread for that, I wrote one called the tale of dr Light which I plan on revisting sometime soon which deals with that topic. In this thread, however, I merely attempt to describe how to overcome negative subjectivity, in the same manner as one who is brave 'overcomes' their fear: the fear itself never leaves, and is in fact the only reason bravery is possible. One who is afraid has a decision to cower and buckle, or stand and fight... I am positing that our own subjective experience is the same way... like with fear, most people start out in negative, at least in some fashion... whether its greed or violence or ignorance... and, most people dont like greed violence or ignorance... therefore, if most people are wanting to, but unable to overcome themselves, they need to be able to turn to their peers and brethren... which is at the very heart of my OP, alongside overcoming cultural barriers which in itself will allow people to be more unified. Please reread the OP in this new light and see if i dont make sense?

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:50 PM
strikes me as just a lil ironic to talk about chasing perfection by abandoning ego. it has always seemed in my mind that the desire for perfection is a symptom of ego, requiring an acute awareness of self in order to really appreciate that perfection. without an intrinsic reference point, there is no telling what perfection is or how to reach it.

posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 11:09 AM
Like i said earlier mate, ego is the wrong word. And again, Nowhere have i said to abandon ego, or get rif of it... but to turn it from self serving and wicked into something good and pure.
a reply to: TzarChasm

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