So what do u understand by Ego ? Often we all muddle up each other’s words because language falls short. I personally find that when I write poetry, it evokes a far greater response than prose. Perhaps because poems pose questions and prose tries to unsuccesfully answer them. Yet the greats minds, or those we consider enlightened, have written about Ego definitely and not as a question …..
Sri, for example sent me the following quote from Sri Raman Maharishi
“The objects or feelings or thoughts are all mental conceptions.The mind rises after the rise of the I-thought or the ego. Wherefrom does the ego rise? From the abstract consciousness or Pure intelligence. Soul, mind or ego are mere words. There are no entities of the kind. Consciousness is the only truth”
My search for consciousness also arises from my ego, ego though. I cannot deny my ego, for it has both a negative and a positive influence on me.
I am just very interested in what all of you that come on this site understand by and interpret the word EGO.
I am slo thinking that I will open a guest column in which I will ask learned people from different walks of life to see how they have come to terms with the word Ego,