October 4, 2014

Ego Mistake.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Is the ego a mistake? A lot of spiritual teachings make it seem that the ego is a mis-identification with things, the world, and every other external quality of life, perpetuating separation and division. The ego is often coupled with the idea of control, and spirit with surrender, however in our attempt to be more mindful, we strive to choose in every moment the most conscious choice, in other words, instead of being at the whims of conditioning, we seek to consciously control out destiny through creativity. Is this the actual purpose of the ego? Instead of being a mistaken identity, it's divine design was to allow us to be able to be mindful and make conscious choices? Is the ego instead the process, or ability to be mindful and creative?


I think you may be conflating a few spiritual concepts together. There is a Sanskrit phrase for how imbalance and sense of separation begins in unitary awareness. It is called pragya paradha or mistake of the intellect. When the intellect only perceives the world as disconnected and separate from its true self, then it is making a mistake. Enlightenment is when the intellect can perceive the object of attention with its distinctions, but also know the unity of the object with inner awareness. Reestablishing that wholeness corrects the mistake of the intellect. This teaching is not really about ego control and conscious choice-making.


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  1. N

    Lovely question...lovely answer. Just want to thank Deepak Sir from the bottom of my heart, for this website. You are the best...thanks for being there.

  2. Regis Elo

    ego or not ego ! positiveness in oneness of love ...

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