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Matthew

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Ego and Meditation
« on: October 16, 2007, 11:30:44 PM »
One of the most amusing cosmic jokes of all time is that when you become a truly dedicated practitioner of meditation you have made a very peculiar kind of decision. What decision?

You have made an ego-based decision to get rid of your ego.

Comments or discussion appreciated.

;) In the Dhamma,

Matthew
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Juan

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Re: Ego and Meditation
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 12:51:42 AM »
jajaja   :D true but, if not from ego, where would we take the decision from?

Hedonism may be another excuse: I will renounce to the realm of senses and all pleasure providers to achieve the highest pleasure of all: Nibbana.

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Re: Ego and Meditation
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 01:35:13 AM »
Best decision that nuisance every made!  But, even a broken clock is right twice a day. 
Letting go to receive, removing ego to become who you really are, not trying to gain everything...is the universe laughing at us or what?! 
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Paul

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Re: Ego and Meditation
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 10:14:49 AM »
I often wonder how we managed to get it so completely wrong, and at which point it all started going wrong (talking about our minds and ego).