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Why do we have ego?

Why do we have ego? I have been pondering this question for a long time. In my previous writings I have mentioned that ego is a necessary stage in the journey of the soul but I am not really satisfied with … Continue reading

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Theoretical Aspects of Ego

This is the 7th installment of my “ego” series. The first six were: Observing Ego Knowing ego No anger, no envy Selfishness Over-intellectualism Transparent Ego All six deal with the practical aspects of ego in the context of spiritual practice. … Continue reading

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Transparent Ego

This is the 6th installment of my “ego” series. The first five were: Observing Ego Knowing ego No anger, no envy Selfishness Over-intellectualism I ended the 3rd installment by saying ‘if ego is an obstacle to reach happiness then ego … Continue reading

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Over-intellectualism

This is the 5th installment of my “ego” series. The first four were: Observing Ego Knowing ego No anger, no envy Selfishness Over-intellectualism is another dimension of ego. Over-intellectualism is seen in the sneering attitude. Many intellectuals sneer when the … Continue reading

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Selfishness

This is the 4th installment of my “ego” series. The first three were: Observing Ego Knowing ego No anger, no envy Selfishness is another dimension of the ego. I have been accused of selfishness numerous times. My selfishness stemmed from … Continue reading

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No anger, no envy

This is the 3rd installment of my “ego” series. The first two installments were: Observing Ego Knowing ego In Sufism, when they describe the ideal human being (Insan-i Kamil), they always mention the ‘no anger, no envy’ aspect of that … Continue reading

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Knowing Ego

This is the 2nd installment of my “ego” series. The first installment was: Observing Ego When I was young I did not consider ego and spirituality to be in the same context. Back then I had an intellectual conception of … Continue reading

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Observing Ego

This is the first article in my “ego” series. Please see the index for a list of the other posts in this series. I have a feeling that the visual expressions of spiritual surrender bothers people. More accurately, ego is … Continue reading

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