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H. P. Blavatsky
Strength your Soul against the stalk of the Ego, make it worth of the name of Diamond Soul.
Well, one of the problems about being psychoanalyzed is, as Nietzsche said, "Be careful lest in casting out your devils that you cast out the best thing that's in you." So many people who are really in deep analysis look as though and act as though they have been filleted. There's no bone there, there's no stuff! How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick.
Deflating inflated egos is so important to God that He offers to help.
Why is balance important? From a life lesson standpoint, it's about learning to enjoy yourself without getting the ego involved.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
All spiritual techniques seek to awaken fallen man from the dream in which he lives : he dreams continuously of individual state of being, and of the many forms through which the external world presents itself to him; he builds for himself a paradise of illusions, so as to forget the absence of God. To recover the vision of the spiritual world, the soul of man must "die" to this dream, this ceaseless flow of images which fallen man regards as normal, everyday state of his consciousness.
Henry A. Kissinger
Diplomats operate through deadlock, which is the way by which two sides can test each other's determination. Even if they have egos for it few heads of government have the time to resolve stalemates, their meetings are too short and the demands of protocol too heavy.
Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.
Love is the true state of the human heart. When we love, we unguard our hearts. We open ourselves up to the world with- out any restraint. When passion flows, desires stir, our earthy senses become dull, and our ethereal self becomes illumined. At this stage, we are naked, totally naked, with little or no covering of ego.
Ludwig Von Mises
Society is only possible on these terms, that the individual finds therein a strengthening of his own ego and his own will.
Huxley: "Tell me something Bryce, do you know the difference between a Jersey, a Guernsey, a Holstein, and an Ayershire?" Bryce: "No." Huxley: "Seabags Brown does." Bryce: "I don't see what that has to do..." Huxley: "What do you know about Gaelic history?" Bryce: "Not much." Huxley: "Then why don't you sit down one day with Gunner McQuade. He is an expert. Speaks the language, too." Bryce: "I don't..." Huxley: " What do you know about astronomy?" Bryce: "A little." Huxley: "Discuss it with Wellman, he held a fellowship." Bryce: "This is most puzzling." Huxley: "What about Homer, ever read Homer?" Bryce: "Of course I've read Homer." Huxley: "In the original Greek?" Bryce: "No" Huxley: "Then chat with Pfc. Hodgkiss. Loves to read the ancient Greek." Bryce: "Would you kindly get to the point?" Huxley: "The point is this, Bryce. What makes you think you are so goddam superior? Who gave you the bright idea that you had a corner on the world's knowledge? There are privates in this battalion who can piss more brains down a slit trench then you'll ever have. You're the most pretentious, egotistical individual I've ever encountered. Your superiority complex reeks. I've seen the way you treat men, like a big strutting peacock. Why, you've had them do everything but wipe your ass.
The second thing: nobody has ever been able to drop the ego because ego is not a reality that you can drop; anything to be dropped at least has to be real, substantial. Ego is just a notion, an idea. You cannot drop it, you can only understand it. Can you drop your shadow? You can run as fast as you want but your shadow will run at the same speed, exactly the same speed.
Women in politics are more honest and forthright. We are not in it for the ego gratification.
When we interact with others the ego manifests. We have to show that we're superior or that we know more, are more spiritual, evolved - or that we're the worst, everyone is better.
Remember, frustration is out of expectation, and ego is always expecting. The ego is a beggar.
It is extremely difficult not to fake or overdo something on which you have just been complimented.
The nature of the ego is to misuse whatever authority one has.
I'm very much about the environment, I'm very much about health, about being able to, at the very least, eat organic, whole foods that are healthy for us. And then, of course, everyone being able to eat and at least have a humane way to live. There's enough for everybody, but unfortunately, there's a lot of greed and a lot of ego.
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Making love with his ego.
Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you.
Look for intelligence and judgment and, most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners. Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive to get things done.
Forgiveness happens naturally when you see that it has no purpose other than to strengthen a false sense of self, to keep the ego in place.
The One whose ego (ahamkar) and my-ness (mamata) go away completely, is considered a complete tyaagi (one who has renounced worldly life).
The ego dies and the ego lives, but people say that ‘I died’. That which takes birth and dies is the ego, and the Soul is in the same place (is always intact). Even Pudgal (the atoms that were charged; which are being discharged in the form of mind, body, speech) is in the same place. The issue is only of the ego in the middle.
At the moment when there's nothing more to lose, the Ego breaks open - and then we see who we are behind who we thought we were.This is quotes copyright © By Pumpkin Limited
The ultimate freedom from the nonexistent ego is to see that it is actually irrelevant.
My ego's not the kind that says, 'I want to be an actor and be accepted as that.
You are very fond of bending little minds; but where little minds belong to rich people in authority, I think they have a knack of swelling out, till they are quite as unmanageable as great ones.
Guys like this Henry always pushed even the most unfunny joke two steps too far...then looked wounded and misunderstood when someone yelled at them. And it was always Wassa matter? and it was Can'tcha take a joke? and it was Why don'cha lighten up a little?
When we practice dying, we are learning to identify less with Ego and more with SoulThis is quotes copyright © By Pumpkin Limited
I felt a comedy ego beginning to grow, which gave me the courage to begin tentatively looking into myself for material.
When denial is in play, a person simply refuses to recognize the truth, no matter how apparent.
Every action (‘doing’) causes bondage. ‘Doing’ is not needed for Liberation. For liberation, ‘action’ of Knowledge is required. Action of ignorance [of the self] is bondage. Action done with egoism is known as ignorant-action and the action done without egoism is known as knowledge-action.
Hello Kitty is an icon that doesn't stand for anything at all. Hello Kitty never has been, and never will be, anything. She's pure license; you can even get a Hello Kitty car! The branding thing is completely out of control, but it started as nothing and maintains its nothingness. It's not about the ego, and in that way it's very Japanese.
Anger gets you into trouble, ego keeps you in trouble.
Anthony De Mello
To those who seek to protect their ego true Peace brings only disturbance.
As far as big egos, there are definitely guys out there that just think God only knows what about themselves.
Once you understand the innate nature (relative self, prakruti) of the other person, you can remain in an attachment-free state with that person. It is Knowledge (Gnan) to understand the innate nature of a person, and once Knowledge arises, so will conduct.
I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.
Buddhism helps us to overcome our endless ego grasping mind to open up to something so much more spacious and genuinely meaningful.
Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.
To feel that life is meaningless unless “I” can be permanent is like having fallen desperately in love with an inch.
Your obsession with being in control of your mind makes you so stiff all the times; that is why our egos are growing, and our sense of humor is shrinking.
Get your egos off the battlefield.
And they can’t understand, what hurts more— Missing the other person, or pretending not to.
You can be in a crowd full of friends and be miserable because you're alienated. The ego alienates.
If the individuals who make up a group have personal egos, and their identities lie in these egos, then their egoic identities will shift to the group. It might look as if they are losing their personal egos, but the ego simply shifts to the group.
Whenever success and fame override our senses with greed, arrogance and delusion; it is a time to pause and reflect.
A man's ego can drive him either to heights of glory or to depths of misery!
There must be a subject to know the good and evil. Thatsubject is the ego.