A Quote by Robert Adams on ego, i, and self


When you abide in the I you're abiding in the ego. The I is really the
ego, the small I. It turns into the Self eventually.

Robert Adams

Source: Silence Of The Heart, Pages: 81

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Jim Collins on ambition, level 5 leaders, self-interest, and ego

Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious--but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 21

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Robert Adams on ego, self, self enquiry, i-thought, anatta, not-self, and no-self

I keep calling it the I-thought. It's a thought. There is no I. This
gives you a clue.

Robert Adams

Source: Silence Of The Heart, Pages: 74

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on belief, dogma, skepticism, ego, and buddhism

I have discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color - something which exists before all forms and colors appear.  This is a very important point.  No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea...  In constantly seeking to actualize your ideal, you will have no time for composure.  But if you are always prepared for accepting everything we see as something appearing from nothing... then at that moment you will have perfect composure.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

Source: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Contributed by: Ryan

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