A Quote by David R. Hawkins on mystic, ego, and self

Q: What is meant by the term "mystic"?

A: The mystic knows, experiences, and identifies the Self as both context and content, that is, context is the content.  The content of the ego is transitory and a product of perception and, like a movie, it has no independent existence.  The content of perception is an automatic byproduct of positionality and goes hand in hand with the creation of the illusions of perception.  Science is the authority of the linear domain and the Newtonian paradigm; the mystic is the authority of the nonlinear domain.

David Hawkins

Source: I: Reality and Subjectivity, Pages: 132

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on self, identity, luke soloman, imagination, future, planning, flux, ego, reality, and other

I had a lot on my mind trying to put together some kind of plan for my wayward self. The future seemed made of matchsticks, fragile as a house of cards. Where would I go now? Who would I be? Would I be me or somebody else?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 86

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A Quote by David Bohm on learning, knowledge, and ego

Can we learn to become more learning-oriented individually and collectively, rather than 'I know' oriented?

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 36

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A Quote by unknown on better world, cooperation, and ego


"Who among us is willing to pay the real cost of a right and beautiful world? The real cost is unselfishness; real caring; true cooperation and self-sacrifice-in short, less ego. If we fool ourselves that our ideals, our values, and our visions could work without effective ego-reduction, then ego has the last laugh, because it's pulling the wool over our eyes."


Source: unknown

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A Quote by Chögyam Trungpa on spiritual warrior, ego, warrior, fearlessness, warriorship, and dignity


Student: The idea of a warrior is usually associated with territory or responding to a sense of danger. If we give up all territory, what is the motivation for having the spirit of a warrior?

Chogyam Trungpa: A warrior is not like a samurai who is looking for a job. You are not trying to be hired by anybody, not even by yourself. The idea of a warrior is based on a sense of fundamental fearlessness. There is no reason why you should be a coward. It's as simple as that. You are not being a warrior because a state of war exists in your country. We are not trying to win against the egohood people. We are not trying to fight with them. You are being a warrior because you ARE a warrior. If someone asks you, "Are you twenty-one years old?" you say, "Yes, I am." They don't ask you WHY you are twenty-one years old or how you have done this. You would have no answer for that. You are just twenty-one. Warriorship is a basic sense of unshakeability. It's a sense of immovability and self-existing dignity rather than that you are trying to fight with something else.

From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

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A Quote by Thomas Szasz on humble, humility, ego, children, age, learning, self-importance, vanity, and self-esteem

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.

Thomas Szasz (1920 - ?)

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A Quote by unknown on ego, soul, wishes, and demands

"The ego wishes comfort, security, satiety;  The soul demands meaning, struggle, becoming."


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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on ego and success

You need a healthy ego to endure the abuse that comes with any sort of success. The trick is to think of your ego as your goofy best friend who lends moral support but doesn’t know shit.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Blog: The Loser Decision:

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A Quote by Gehlek Rinpoche on buddhism and ego

The more successful you become, the more the demands of your ego will increase. In the beginning, you simply want to succeed, but your ego will not be satisfied. When you become a little more successful your ego wants to kill your competition. And when you become even more successful, it wants to make you the universal king. There's no telling what ego wants because our desire doesn't have any limit; therefore, its demands continually increase.

Gehlek Rinpoche

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 164

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