posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 10:33 PM
Originally posted by InTheFlesh1980
Professing a path to mastery over the human ego is a form of prideful egotism in itself.
In my opinion, many of the philosophies that embrace ascension above the bounds of humanity are a pointless attempt to detach from one's own humanity.
It stems from an inherent, unconscious dislike of the weaknesses of humanity and therefore, an inbred dislike of oneself.
If one feels that certain inherent aspects of humanity are distasteful, unsightly and macabre, one need only adopt a philosophy where he/she is one of
the special individuals that is able to "rise above" the other human riff-raff. This satisfies the need to be distant from that which is ugly within
the self, and soothes the unavoidably voracious ego with an illusion of enlightenment.
This line of thought, to me, is a meaningless mentally masturbatory exercise.
what about the ppl who choose to deny the possibility that one can ascend above the 'riff-raff'. perhaps it makes them feel like said riff-raff having
not accomplished the claim. perhaps quickly their ego compares themselves to the person making the claim and feels inferior for if the claim was true.
thus in an attempt to maintain their pride.. deny the existence or possibility that the claim could be true. ankle biting to shoot down and pull down
at the claimed ascendant so that they can feel better about themselves.
good thread OP. very well put. u even spoke of insight into something that i had doubts that any on here were aware of. yes.. one's heart can be in
the right place.. striking a nerve deliberately with the intention of knowing the great possibility that that nerve just might wake them up. to the
subject it may feel like an attack, an offense of some sort. but little would they know that their accoster is attempting to trigger the switch that
will wake them up. having the ego doubt all that it thinks it knows is a good start.
they should count themselves lucky that someone would go thru all that trouble for them.. even tho they are hostile or intolerant to the claimed
beliefs and practices of the one making the statement.
to narrow it all down tho..
yes.. the ego must die.. completely.. at first. this is going into the darkness.. u already know the light.. or think u do.. but u will only ever
truly know the light when u know it's opposite. having known the differences between the darkness you are in and the light u were in previously.. u
can re-enter the light with much greater understanding.. or perhaps even.. walk the line between them both. a feat you could not perform without
knowing where the border of darkness and light resides.
some say there is no darkness without light.. but really... there is no light without darkness. it is the root. the blackboard.. and the light is
merely chalk written on the blackboard. u can erase the chalk.. but u cant erase the blackboard. the blackboard is awareness.
14-11-2012 by 0mage because: (no reason given)