posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 06:00 PM
reply to post by Angle
You're still thinking of ego as something apart from self.
mind + ego = self
the thoughts that self produces = psyche
I think you should think of the brain as a chemical factory that uses mind to produce emotions for the ego. Without the brain, you might experience
different levels of reality and emotions, but you still experience, as that is the purpose of mind and ego (self).
Here's how to crush the bs you're thinking: Buddhist belief that ego creates desires, and so they try to weaken the ego, but even the most
"enlightened" Buddhist desires to be enlightened, one with all, etc, etc. Their ego just desires unusual things (clarity of mind), they are not
dulling/weakening the ego - they're just dulling normal emotions and calling it "enlightenment". It's complete and utter nonsense.
And sorry if that offends anyone but I see.