A Quote by Lao Tzu on egotism, happiness, and pain

Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (46)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on egotism, ideas, names, and perception

The ego is entranced by ... names and ideas... (However) names and concepts only block your perception of this Great Oneness. Therefore it is wise to ignore them. Those who live inside their egos are continually bewildered.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (32)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on death, egotism, heart, ideas, life, skepticism, and taoism

Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (14)

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on awareness, egotism, future, justice, past, purity, sensuality, present, and words

Organismic awareness is what we - on the Ego Level - ordinarily, but clumsily, refer to as seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form, this "sensual awareness" is non-symbolic, non-conceptual, momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you can't taste the past, smell the past, see the past, touch the past, or hear the past. Neither can you taste, smell, see, touch or hear the future. In other words, organismic consciousness is properly timeless, and being timeless, it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future, it knows no inside or outside, no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the non-dual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.

Ken Wilber

Source: Spectrum of Consciousness, 1977, p. 115

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A Quote by Keith Haring on egotism, experience, and reality

See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality. When it is working, you completely go into another place, you're tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That's what it's all about.

Keith Haring

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A Quote by Joseph Priestley on egotism, happiness, and justice

To me there is in happiness an element of self-forgetfulness. You lose yourself in something outside yourself when you are happy; just as when you are desperately miserable you are intensely conscious of yourself, are a solid little lump of ego weighing a ton.

Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1904)

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A Quote by Johnny Blood on egotism, emotion, income, life, power, and satisfaction

The whole point of life is to maximize your emotional income. Getting that ball and going is a tremendous physical thrill, an ego thrill, a personal power satisfaction.

Johnny Blood

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A Quote by Jean Arp on anxiety, day, egotism, humanity, inventions, legends, life, machines, meditation, and silence

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. . . . Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

Jean Arp (1887 - 1966)

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A Quote by James Agate on egotism and force

Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If, however, you force him to look into it, he'll at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be. "The Selective Ego," Ego, entry for 14 Oct 1932.

James Agate (1877 - 1947)

Source: "The Selective Ego," Ego, entry for 14 Oct 1932.

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on devil, egotism, and support

Whenever there remains any support for the ego within, even if it be only an atom's weight, then you are pretentious and have a devil who leads you astray.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 101

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