I believe the main task of the spirit is to free man from his ego.
Feror ego veluti sine nauta navis, ut per vias vaga fertur avis, non me tenent vincula, non me tenet clavis, Qu?ro mihi similes, et adiungor pravis.
The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.
Yevtushenko has?an ego that can crack crystal at a distance of 20 feet.John William Cheever
The sublimity of color in Hodgkin's pictures can be thought of as, first of all, expressive of gratitude for the world that resists and survives the ego and its discontents.Susan Sontag
A is for audition sense, knowing what to prepare for auditions and finding your niche; B is for business sense, submitting through Back Stage, reading Ross Reports, allocating funds every week for materials; C is for common sense, knowing how to weed out scam artists and follow your instincts, not your ego D is for driving sense, performing regularly, taking classes, practicing your craft; and E is for exit sense, which, he says, means know when to leave an audition; exit your emotions. Look for and enter the next audition fresh and enthusiastic.carson grant
The death-of-the-author thematics, as commonly adapted, are another inanity: when society does its very best to homogenize us, what is wrong with a strong, knowledgeable, and responsible ego crying in the darkening wildnerness?nathaniel tarn
The ego must be developed, not for its own sake, but because it is needed by society. If you are only interested in self-realization then you cannot make a good painting. To do this you have to have thought about forming, and about how ideas of forming stem from history.joseph beuys
The sinner's ego is crude that of the saint refined, distilled. Careful! It may be more poisonous!frederick franck
"Nothing burns in hell but ego" says Tauler. Does anything live but Buddha Nature, Christ Spirit?frederick franck
The consciousness of a general idea has a certain "unity of the ego" in it, which is identical when it passes from one mind to another. It is, therefore, quite analogous to a person, and indeed, a person is only a particular kind of general idea.charles sanders peirce
Humility consists of knowing that in this world the whole soul , not only what we term the ego in its totality, but also the supernatural part of the soul, which is God present in it, is subject to time and to the vicissitudes of change . There must be absolutely acceptance of the possibility that everything material in us should be destroyed. But we must simultaneously accept and repudiate the possibility that the supernatural part of the soul should disappear.Simone Weil
In fact , at this point in history , the most radical , pervasive, and earth -shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody truly evolved to a mature , rational , and responsible ego , capable of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self -esteem.. There is the "edge of history." There would be a real New Age.ken wilber
A hill is a transitional accommodation to stress, and ego may be a similar accommodation.
Et in Arcadia ego.
In conscious life, we achieve some sense of ourselves as reasonably unified, coherent selves, and without this action would be impossible. But all this is merely at the ‘imaginary’ level of the ego, which is no more than the tip of the iceberg of the human subject known to psychoanalysis. The ego is function or effect of a subject which is always dispersed, never identical with itself, strung out along the chains of the discourses which constitute it.
One might compare the relation of the ego to the id with that between a rider and his horse. The horse provides the locomotor energy, and the rider has the prerogative of determining the goal and of guiding the movements of his powerful mount towards it. But all too often in the relations between the ego and the id we find a picture of the less ideal situation in which the rider is obliged to guide his horse in the direction in which it itself wants to go.
Sed non ego credulus illis.
His ego nec metas rerum nec tempora pono; Imperium sine fine dedi.
Yagna – means selfless sacrifice for notable purposes. Sacrificing of the ego , selfishsness and material attachments and adopting rational thinking, humane compassion and dedicated creativity for the welfare of all – is indeed the best yagna which should be performed by all human beings.
Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality . Awareness releases reality to change you.
To those who seek to protect their ego true Peace brings only disturbance.
The most strongly enforced of all known taboos is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated ego.
If you know that "I", in the sense of the person, the front, the ego , it really doesn't exist. Then...it won't go to your head too badly, if you wake up and discover that you're God .