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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on vanity and ego

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People who worship only themselves begin to look like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, doubt, self-criticism, skepticism, ego, imagination, understanding, self-mastery, and thinking

All that the posture of skepticism accomplishes is to freeze the ego in an ignorantist poverty that never stretches or diversifies its resources of imagination or understanding.  Any uncultured cretin can close his eyes and try to reduce the issues down to linear simplisms and say, "I am doubting, I am proving my magisterial or sovereign control over my own mind."  Doubt is a useful and significant test of one's critical powers, but by itself it bears little if any significant cultural charge of enlightenment or satori; indeed it is the very opposite kind of thing.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by PiALOGUE on teacher, student, teaching, learning, learn, lesson, pitfalls, strengths, ego, transcend, ignorance, and barriers

I am at the same time both teacher and student mostly teaching myself or at least learning how to learn which may be the most important lesson of all in which case I may be my own best teacher because if I pay close enough attention to myself then I can see my own pitfalls as well as my strengths as long as I ALSO notice the times when my ego is involved and I then transcend my own ignorance and barriers to learning.

Pi Dialogue

Source: self

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

A Quote by Deepak Chopra on ego

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"Fighting your ego is a melodrama of the ego."

Deepak Chopra

Source: Chopra Live @ the Learning Annex

Contributed by: barefootdiva

A Quote by unknown on meditation, buddhism, ego, and self-awareness

On meditation:  Its all fun and games until someone loses an I.

unknown

Source: Shambala Sun Magazine

Contributed by: dharmaRN

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on ego, conceit, arrogance, and self-importance

If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot immediately!

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, spoken by Zaphod Beeblebrox

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Kuan Yin on indigenous tribes, reincarnation, environment, divinity of humanity, good and evil, and ego

"Human mistakes and inaccuracies are no less important than divinity. The human condition creates divinity in the higher self. Thus, it is very important to be human and not to shun or hate our humanity. The incredible process of being human allows for the higher self to acknowledge and extract divinity from one's trials and tribulations..The truth is one must be fully human for the divine part of self to be more in tune. Rejecting the human body assures one will have to come back, return to the lessons here on earth. It means ‘you didn't get it'," counsels Kuan Yin. "The indigenous tribes are the most powerful as many of them are so in harmony with nature as to be really, really divinely human. They're so in touch with their humanity that they're totally in tune with their Diva nature. They know that human/nature harmony is the crux of spirituality. Of course there is always the criticism: that "better than" mindset. Humans say they're better than each other. And they say they're better than nature. But they're not. It's ludicrous to compare the intelligence of other living creatures to human intelligence. Plants have enormous intelligences and spirituality. However, the "better than" mindset greatly contributes to the ongoing environmental destruction. The earth is trying to teach humans that everything is spirit. Eventually, humans will learn. It's just another way to understand divinity. Spirit works through one's own humanity and the earth. Everything here (on earth) is for the divine evolution of all energies. "

"I'm reminded of how passionate Kuan Yin is about the importance of being human on this earth," continues trance channel, Lena Lees.

"It's the most important thing in your existence," ordinates Kuan Yin. "Your existence is eternal. This phase (of your soul) is so important because you learn so much in human form. This is where the individual's ‘spark' or existence can expand into bigger, more powerful energies, not entities. Entities are closed systems whereas energies are open systems," differentiates Kuan Yin. Some energies are not as potent. The only way to develop a potent energy is to spend an existence on the earth. There, one can develop a compassionate nature so that when passing onto other dimensions, one can be of help. When one leaves one's earth body one will need to fully understand compassion to be helpful, effective. When you leave the earth you have a lot more power. It won't be ego-based power. Rather it will be beyond ego, beyond "good" and "evil". In fact, "evil" is just a label as everything is intermixed. The pendulum just appears to swing back and forth."


"Humanity is misunderstood. It's a powerful place to be when it is fully experienced. However, it is often underestimated," explains Kuan Yin.

"Unless one fully experiences one's humanity, one will have to experience earth again and again. One will have to repeat the lessons offered here upon the earth. It is possible that one need not have to reincarnate. Many don't live up to their full potential because they're afraid of death. I want to emphasize here that only the body dies. People get too attached (to their physicality). But, they have to. One's consciousness must be fairly strong in order for the soul's desire to continue. The more we feel our humanity, the more help we can give and the more joy we can create.
 

"You can't change people. You can love them and give to them. If they can't receive, it's not a reason not to love them, unless impossible conditions have been set upon the relationship, unless it is a kind of conditional love. Do your best. However, don't fall into the trap of getting a reward for doing good deeds. Do a good deed because it is the right thing to do.

"It is important to accept that the human condition is temporary, fleeting. It's filled with pain and suffering, beauty, strange tastes, odors of death, everything that exists in the universe.

Problems are created when one is so obsessed with his/her own death, when one is too attached to their life. This attachment to a single incarnation causes the species to play out gruesome deaths. If you knew you were more than just this life, you would not plunder the land, each other.

"So many souls, energies have a certain perception of others. They believe they're separate from each other. Such perceptions can collect into an energy agreeing upon a specific direction the country will take. The lesson is acceptance of differences. Don't forget you are a part of everything and everything is a part of you."


"If every human being recognized the power of the love and forgiveness principle, all consciousness on earth would change instantly. Indeed, thoughts can change the course of history. Sometimes, all it takes is enough people knowing about a certain concept."

Kuan Yin

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on ego and growth

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“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Contributed by: lukedidit

A Quote by Lena Lees on always state, kuan yin, desire, ego, eternity, and knowledge and bliss

"In your life, you forget your "Always State" or "Always Form". You forget everything. However, you are already always that! There is only eternity, knowledge and bliss. But you're still terrified it might not be true. That is ego at work. Ego keeps one from being free. We want to taste all these experiences. And the ego makes it possible. Don't curse the ego. So many scriptures curse the ego self. Instead, look at your life as about choices, experiences and desires--that you are already liberated. Don't be afraid of desire. That is why you're here, to taste, live."

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Alan Watts on world, ego, alan watts, and the book

We do not "come into" into this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage), Pages: 9

Contributed by: David

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