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SANKAR

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WHAT IS EGO ?
« on: August 27, 2008, 10:04:13 AM »
DEAR FORUM MEMBERS,

WHAT IS EGO ?

WHAT ARE EGO GROWING FACTORS ?

HOW TO ANNIHILATE EGO ?


WHAT IS EGOLESS STATE ?

PLEASE GIVE YOUR PERSONAL OPINIONS RIGHT OR WRONG NO MATTER; GOOD OR BAD NO MATTER; PRAISE OR CRITICISM NO MATTER. ALL THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME

SIVA SIVA
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Re: WHAT IS EGO ?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 10:56:44 AM »
Dear sankar,
                Good quetion because it is something to do with self-enquiry.It is an idea and it believes that it's own existence is true and independent of self.It is an identifying agency which identifies with the body and imagines itself to be the body.It is never apart from the self but forgot that reality.
It arises from the self and depends on the self for it's existence just as the idea of false serpent depends upon depends upon the real rope.

Attending to nonself is the growth factor for the ego.

Ego is an offspring of self-forgetfulness,so in the light of self-knowledge ego is annihilated in the sense that once the rope is perceived the superimposed
knowledge of snake disappears.

Once we posit ourselves in the thought excluding nonobjective self-conscious being through self-enquiry we will be in an egoless state.
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Re: WHAT IS EGO ?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 11:08:46 AM »
Dear Sankar,  Raju has answered your question.  Mind is said
to be of three kinds, apart from itself.  It is ego, intellect, and
mind-stuff (vasanas).  Ego is that in which, mind thinks that
the world, the individual soul and Isvara, the personal god
are real.  Self enquiry consists in destroying the mind, ego,
the intellect and the mind-stuff.  Self enquiry leads us to merge
in the Self.

Arunachala Siva.