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.
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
The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.
I definitely have a sexual ego thing. But if I'm suggestive, it's in a nice way. Luckily, no one's ever been hurt...a few girls have passed out, that's all.
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 editor of this catalog asked me to make a statement about my work. I don’t have much to write: - Be a child of your age. - Be naturalistic against your own ego. - Be matter-of- fact toward your inner visions. - My love is dedicated to the four great masters of masculine mysticism: Mäleskirchener (church-painters / muralists, fh), Grünewald, Breughel and Van Gogh.max beckmann
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
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
I count him lost, who is lost to shame.
Nam ego illum periisse duco, cui quidem periit pudor.
A hill is a transitional accommodation to stress, and ego may be a similar accommodation.
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.
Sic ego nec sine te nec tecum vivere possum.
Sed non ego credulus illis.
"Est uspiam pater mi filia quae patrem suum plus quam patrem presumat diligere? Non reor equidem ullam esse quae hoc fateri audeat nisi iocosis veritatem celare nitatur. Nempe ego dilexi te semper ut patrem, et adhuc a proposito meo non divertor. Et si ex me magis extorquere insistis, audi cercudinem amoris quae adversum te habeo et interrogationibus tuis finem impone: et enim quantum habes tantum vales tantumque te diligo."
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.
The prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy - religions of the East in particular the central and germinal Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism . This hallucination underlies the misuse of technology for the violent subjugation of man's natural environment and, consequently, its eventual destruction. We are therefore in urgent need of a sense of our own existence which is in accord with the physical facts and which overcomes our feeling of alienation from the universe .
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.