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Re: fighting with ego
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008, 05:23:01 PM »
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Re: fighting with ego
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2008, 02:14:12 PM »
Dear srkudai,  mind is a beautiful instrument, no doubt.  But this
is useful only during sravanam, mananam et al.  Once one merges
in the Self, where is the question of mind?  The one thought also
gets burnt up like the stick that is used to stir the funeral pyre.
After self-realization, there is no mind, hence no thought, no ego etc.,
The state of realization is not beautiful or ugly, it is JUST IS.
While Buddha called it as Maha Sunya or Maha Prajna, Sankara called
it Sat-Chit-Ananda. Who is there to tell whether it is sunya or ananda?    Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: fighting with ego
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2008, 06:26:00 PM »
Dear srkudai, you are correct.  Everything is relative be it mind,
ego or self (jiva).  Only Brahman is the Absolute Truth, where
there is no relativity, the One without a second.  Brahman has only
one quality, "the brahmityam" that is, attractiing the jiva like a
magnet.  This is again the scholar's perception!   You are talking
about eeg for Bhagavan's brain.  But some devotees had touched
His Heart, on the right side!  And found to their horripliation, there
was regular three-beat, with a break of a few seconds!  Sat-Chit-
Anandam,  Sat-Chit-Anandam, Sat-Chit-Anandam!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: fighting with ego
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2008, 06:21:14 PM »
Ego is the offspring of imaginary self-forgetfulness.During self-enquiy there is constant struggle between self-attentiveness and self-forgetfulness(Pramada).
Perseverance is required to win this battle.The relation between self and mind is like rope and snake,the existence of snake is only imaginary.
Similarly there is no such thing as mind separte from or other than real self,it's existence is only imaginary, that is why it disappears when there is constant self-attention.
We must scrutinise the mind uninterruptedly without giving place to thought or sleep during the enquiry.
Uninterrupted self-attentiveness is the key to win the battle against the ego.
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Re: fighting with ego
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2008, 06:37:27 AM »
why is it so difficult to act without ego?, especially when I know that its my ego that is giving me certain feelings. Why do I feel that I am missing out on many things that other people enjoy doing?
Is this way of life useless?.....if happiness can be achieved with ego, why should we fight it? especially when we don't know what true happiness is or not.

Dear,

Real happiness is the desirelessness.
Real happiness is to see others happy. ( If someone is causing harm or difficulty to us we have tolerate to make him happy and to correct ourself what we did wrong; and be happy from his happiness as he is happy happy if you tolerate ; but if you burst out then there will be argument and loss peace for both of you; now because of your TOLERANCE you both are happy and peaceful. one has to sacrice to achieve something; as nothing comes free in life. We have to pay for everything)

Desire the desireless is the happiness for ever.

Happiness, Bliss should be forever it should not coming and going as in our daily life, then there is no difference to wordly life and spiritual life.

Spiritual life totally different. In this you are totally pure; you can not really of any use with corrupt thoughts. One has to selfless, Compassionate, Merciful, understand others problems always first forgetting our problems and simultaneously correcting our mistakes.

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