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The Ego
« on: February 19, 2010, 09:05:53 AM »
The ego, in its desperation for survival, goes so far as to make even the concept of itself (the idea of a limited, embodied person) an object of thought, thereby creating the illusion that it has been apprehended. The seeker thus deluded might spend a lifetime scrutinizing and studying his captive prize. But he must eventually ask, ‘Who is he that has so admirably apprehended the ego?’ Thus will he see how his captive ego is a decoy only, and the real culprit exists still, strengthened even, by a new invisibility.

- (Ira, from Ramana Smriti)

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: The Ego
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 06:31:05 AM »
Yes indeed. As Krishnamurti used to say 'the observer is the observed'.