Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Top PW Public Forum topic #61
View in linear mode

Subject: "Ego" Previous topic | Next topic
TobyFri Aug-20-04 06:13 AM
Member since Aug 26th 2003
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
#61, "Ego"


The last issue of a very good mag called What is Enlightenment? was devoted to Ego (or is it ego?). I thought of it via Jean's talking about why having regular Writes can be difficult--one feels s-he already knows the thoughts and so is bored and irritated by them and then judges them as being shallow.

I mention all this because one way I've thought about ego, via PW, is this, and it reveals my assumltion that my mind is my great ally. Why would the miind, do you think, bring to consciousness certain thoughts if I already knew them? Is it that inefficient? I assume there is something for me to understand, some information I still need to get--and what I call ego are those voices which say I know that already or this is boring, etcetera. In other words, what can make it hard to have a PW practice is the activit y of ego. In a Write I feel I'm in touch with knowing, the verb, as it undoes knowledge the noun.


Alert | IP Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote

Ego [View all] , Toby, Fri Aug-20-04 06:13 AM
  RE: Ego, dbelt, Aug 26th 2004, #1
RE: Ego, jean, Aug 26th 2004, #2
RE: Ego, Toby, Sep 03rd 2004, #3

Top PW Public Forum topic #61 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.21
Copyright 1997-2003