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TRANDSCENDING THE EGO

 

As human beings, we all feel the need to express our thoughts, our desires, our feelings. And sometimes we do so with passion, obstination and stubbornness. The narcissistic character inherent to our being is what makes us want to achieve greater heights of some sort during our lifetime. Our ego is, to some extent what defines our personality and our character. It’s what makes us who we are for the most part. And there is nothing wrong with letting these natural impulses that stem from the core of our being to materialize, so long as we acknowledge and understand the existence of concurrent and parallel impulses, desires and wills in the universe that are not necessarily aligned with ours.

 

The ego of man is a trap that he must learn to escape, if he were to free himself from the negative impulses, the impurities and the imperfections of his own mind. The Ego of man is the intempestive impulse from within that can lead to self-destruction if not controlled. It can fuel the low instincts of hate, tribalism, intolerance, corruption, superiority complex, Dictatorship and Totalitarianism. It’s the “beast” within the human consciousness that can transform the world for the better but also has the potential to sow havoc on God’s creation and to mankind. It’s the sleeping “beast” within us that must be tamed and in some circumstances must be killed if we were to live in harmony with others and with the universal laws. It’s the genie that we must keep in the bottle and only call upon when a given situation absolutely warrants it. When we have fully come to terms with our humanity and our mortality to some degree, we begin to learn to submit ourselves to the will of the Creator or the Dharma --as it’s called in Buddhism--, and we become less inclined to use our Ego as the primary way to function as a person.

 

“The fear for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”-- Proverb 1:7.

The word fear, here refers to reverence. Dedicating our lives to carry on the work of the Creator on earth is how we revere the Creator. The love for your neighbor, the respect for the dignity of the other are all expressions of your fear for the creator. The love for God is an action and not a feeling. When you love God, you dedicate yourself to the service of God’s Creation. You dedicate yourself to the service of mankind. You nurture the positive instincts and principles of Love for one another, tolerance, compassion, humility, fairness and justice. Devoting your life to the service for the collective good -- just like the cells of your body dedicate themselves selflessly to keep the body healthy and alive -- is how you tame your Ego. Teaching ourselves how to become more selfless, reconciling ourselves to the fact that our existence on earth has a broader meaning than just us, understanding that we –as individuals—are not the center of the universe, and that we are part of something greater than ourselves are all inner workings that will keep the proverbial "beast" in its proper context. As we reconcile ourselves to the fundamental principles of creation, we then slowly begin the journey of becoming more aware of the universal truth within us. We slowly begin to transform our reality and the world around us –in reaction to our action-- begins to change for the better. When we do these things, we will be slowly --but surely-- inching to the knowledge of the universal "Whole". We will be slowly aligning our spirits with the divine essence of the “Universal Truth” and the Ego from within will be made a little dimmer, and gradually freeing us from its trappings.

Change begins from within us. The change we seek begins with reflection and introspection. Change is a journey to our own heart, a journey to the core of our beings and our souls. A journey to cleanse our mind and rid it from its vices, impurities and imperfections. It’s a journey that leads the human mind and heart to transcend the low instincts of hate, witchcraft, tribalism and corruption. This is the change from within.

Always remember, when you change from within –in a positive way--, when you challenge yourself to overcome the vices of your mind, the Universe around you, --the people around you and those that you meet every day-- will change positively and favorably in the way they relate to you. This is the secret of the Law of Creation.

Always remember also that, Cause and Effect is the prime law of the Universe. It’s the law of karma. It’s the law of “You rip what you sow”.

 

The ego of man is a trap that he must learn how to escape, if he were to free himself from the negative impulses, the impurities and the imperfections of his own mind. –ANST--

 

When you change from within –in a positive way--, when you challenge yourself to overcome the vices of your mind, the Universe around you, --the people around you, those that you meet and still to meet-- will react positively and favorably in the way they relate to you. –ANST—

Under-development is not caused by Economics alone. It’s a reflection of our collective mental and spiritual state of awareness and consciousness. It is the culmination of our collective Karma. It is a measure of what we as a people deserve at this point in time of our evolution. –ANST—

 

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