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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron, ego, peace, fear, irratable, and happiness

Ego is like a room of your own, a room with a view with the temperature and the smells and the music that you like. You want it your own way. You'd just like to have a little peace, you'd like to have a little happiness, you know, just gimme a break. But the more you think that way, the more you try to get life to come out so that it will always suit you, the more your dear of other people and what's outside your room grows. Rather than becoming more relaxed, you start pulling down the shades and locking the door. When you do go out, you find the experience more and more unsettling and disagreeable. You become touchier, more fearful, more irritable than ever. The more you try to get it your way, the less you feel at home.

Pema Chodron

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Alex Grey on souls marriage, soul, marriage, alex grey, commitment, transformation, self, other, own, ego, personality, transcendance, benefit, all, beings, realization, swear, honor, love, obey, relationship, power, higher, creative, deeper,

My Soul’s Marriage

A commitment to your own and
the world’s transformation.

For the Benefit of myself and All Beings.

I,            (my ego & personality)

Do solemnly swear
to love, honor and obey my soul,
my path to realization  and
relationship with a higher,
deeper creative power,
for better or worse,
for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health,
from now and forever more.

Alex Grey

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Adyashanti on attachment, clinking, enlightment, self-deception, ego, and narcisism

Many spiritual seekers get "stuck" in emptiness, in the absolute, in transcendence. They cling to bliss, or peace, or indifference. When the self-centered motivation for living disappears, many seekers become indifferent. They see the perfection of all existence and find no reason for doing anything, including caring for themselves or others. I call this "taking a false refuge." It is a very subtle egoic trap; it's a fixation in the absolute and all unconscious form of attachment that masquerades as liberation. It can be very difficult to wake someone up from this deceptive fixation because they literally have no motivation to let go of it. Stuck in a form of divine indifference, such people believe they have reached the top of the mountain when actually they are hiding out halfway up its slope.

Enlightenment does not mean one should disappear into the realm of transcendence. To be fixated in the absolute is simply the polar opposite of being fixated in the relative. With the dawning of true enlightenment, there is a tremendous birthing of impersonal Love and wisdom that never fixates in any realm of experience. To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true nonduality. If emptiness cannot dance, it is not true Emptiness. If moonlight does not flood the empty night sky and reflect in every drop of water, on every blade of grass, then you are only looking at your own empty dream. I say, Wake up! Then, your heart will be flooded with a Love that you cannot contain.

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nikola Tesla on humanity, contact, understanding, individual, community, earth, mankind, society, civilization, ego, egoism, pride, strife, barbarism, jungle, consciousness, and mind

"What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth... and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife."

Nikola Tesla

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Swami Sivananda on self-justification and ego

Eradicate self-justification.
Then alone can you annihilate your ego.

Swami Sivananda

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on love and ego

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We are not responding to this instant, if we are judging any aspect of it.
The ego looks for what to criticize. This always involves comparing with the past.
But love looks upon the world peacefully and accepts.
The ego searches for short comings and weaknesses.
Love watches for any sign of strength. It sees how far each one has come, and not how far he has to go.
How simple it is to love, and exhausting it is always to find fault, for every time we see a fault we think something needs to be done about it.
Love knows that nothing is ever needed but more love.
It is what we all do with our hearts that affects others most deeply.
It is not the movements of our body or the words within our minds that transmit love.
We love from heart to heart.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: dugaum

A Quote by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on spirtual materialism, spirituality, and ego

“Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which leades to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. This fundamental distortion may be referred to as spiritual materialism"

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Source: Spiritual Materialism

Contributed by: Spirit Forest

A Quote by unknown on peace, ego, and desire

Many people keep saying, ''I want Peace, I want Peace'',

How many words are there in the sentence?
'I want Peace'...3 words, I, Want and Peace.

''I'' is the ego; ''want'' is desire...
If you remove ego & desire~

Then you will be left with Peace.

unknown

Contributed by: Perfectly_Imperfect

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on ego, life, problem, and unconscious

The ego isn't wrong; it's just unconscious.  When you observe the ego in yourself, you are beginning to go beyond it.  Don't take the ego too seriously.  When you detect egoic behavior in yourself, smile.  At times you may even laugh.  How could humanity have been taken in by this for so long?  Above all, know that the ego isn't personal.  It isn't who you are.  If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that's just more ego.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 42

Contributed by: Tribble

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on suffering, ego, transcending, purpose, consciousness, life, and children

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could spare them from all suffering?  No, it wouldn't.  They would not evolve as human beings and would remain shallow, identified with the external form of things.  Suffering drives you deeper.  The paradox is that suffering is caused by identification with form and erodes identification with form.  A lot of it is caused by the ego, although eventually suffering destroys the ego--but not until you suffer consciously.

Humanity is destined to go beyond suffering, but not in the way the ego thinks.  One of the ego's many erroneous assumptions, one of its many deluded thoughts is "I should not have to suffer."  Sometimes the thought gets transferred to someone close to you:  "My child should not have to suffer."  That thought itself lies at the root of suffering.  Suffeirng has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.  The man on the cross is an archetypal image.  He is every man and every woman.  As long as you resist suffering, it is a slow process because the resistance creates more ego to burn up.  When you accept suffering, however, there is an acceleration of that process which is brought about by the fct that you suffer consciously.  You can accept suffering for yourself, or you can accept it for someone else, such as your child or parent.  In the midst of conscious suffering there is already the transmutation.  The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 104-105

Contributed by: Tribble

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