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Ahmed Mostafa
I'm everything that you're not.
Ajay Chaturvedi
The need has to be defined by an Individual. If the basic need of quenching thirst can be met by a glass of water, everything beyond that is indulgence. Ego makes organizations sell products and services that deviate from servicing the needs to making higher profits. The further away you get from fulfilling a need and into making people believe that they need to buy a certain product or services as a necessity, the more tension builds into the system.
Alan W. Hirshfeld
If there was one overriding element to Faraday's character, it was humility. His 'conviction of deficiency,' as he called it, stemmed in part from his deep religiosity and affected practically every facet of his life. Thus Faraday approached both his science and his everyday conduct unhampered by ego, envy, or negative emotion. In his work, he assumed the inevitability of error and failure; whenever possible, he harnessed these as guides toward further investigation. Faraday adhered to no particular school of scientific thought. Nor did he flinch when a favored hypothesis fell to the rigors of experiment.
Alaric Hutchinson
Isn't it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____. Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I
Alaric Hutchinson
Isn't it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____. Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I
Alaric Hutchinson
Your Ego tells you that you were wronged and it validates your separation. Your Higher Self tells you that you were blessed and it validates your expansion.
Alaric Hutchinson
Master Teachers who genuinely embody an enlightened state of being never stop doing the work. The ego is what assumes it knows enough, causing cessation of these daily practices, and therefore, Masters without attachment to ego are forever students of the Universe. The Masters attain an illuminated state of Being as the outcome, yet it is the consistent doing that promotes and maintains their enlightenment.
Alaric Hutchinson
Conflict forces us to be fully present because it shatters our ego
Alaric Hutchinson
Love is not the answer, peace is. Throughout my whole life I have experienced and seen others use love as a reason to treat people with unkindness by being controlling, jealous, shouting in anger, and projecting guilt and shame. If you love someone but there is not peace in your heart when you think of that person then your work is not done. Do not stop at love, continue all the way towards the freedom of inner peace. Love starts when peace begins. Without peace love is simply a mask for our insecurity, judgment, and egoic attachments.
Alexandre Dumas fils
The material world coexists alongside the ideal life, and the purest intentions are bound to the earth by ridiculous threads, but they are threads of iron and they are not easily broken.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The only nations which deny the utility of provincial liberties are those which have fewest of them; in other words, those who are unacquainted with the institution are the only persons who passed censure upon it.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Don't let your ego put you in a compromising situation. Don't allow your pride to keep you from seeking the help you need. And don't give in to your fears. Stay focused.
Amit Kalantri
In general, poor is polite and rich is rude.
Amit Kalantri
Education makes your maths better, not necessarily your manners.
Amit Kalantri
Anger gets you into trouble, ego keeps you in trouble.
Amit Kalantri
Passion makes you good, but pride stops you to get better.
Anthony T. Hincks
You don't need an ego when you love someone. You just need a heart.
Anthony T. Hincks
I find that...The bigger the ego.The bigger the mouth.The deeper the shallowness of a person.
Aporva Kala
People forget history nowadays, he lamented, that is what the ego does, making one the prisoner of one's inflated present, ignoring the humble past one has lived.
Arzum Uzun
Don't feed your ego with my soul.
Arzum Uzun
In this storyI am the poetYou're the poetry.
Ashok Kallarakkal
Marriage is the union of two 'I's to form a 'V'. Both 'I's have to tilt equally to make a good 'V'. 'I's standing tall can never make a 'V'.
Avijeet Das
A man's ego can drive him either to heights of glory or to depths of misery!
Barbara W. Tuchman
Confronted by menace or what is perceived as menace, governments will usually attempt to smash it, rarely to examine it, understand it, and drefine it.
Barista Uno
I was driven to go into book writing by the very nature of journalism and blogging. Both are ephemeral. Journalists and bloggers can have humongous egos. But in the end, what they write is really a passing show. I wanted something more lasting
Bede Griffiths
I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.
Bert McCoy
The ego is the ultimate conspirator.
Bert McCoy
You are Timeless Being and Awareness...You are not touched by any of this.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
In every relationship, you can always see the ego of the other, but you cannot see your own
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
A man of wisdom always looks at every problem from the other's point of view also. You cannot be wise if you have only one point of view. Sometimes try to stand in others' shoes and just look from there.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
A man of wisdom always looks at every problem from the other's point of view also. You cannot be wise if you have only one point of view. Sometimes try to stand in others' shoes and just look from there. And if you can understand the other, you will be able to understand yourself more. The other always sees that you are an egoist. You never see it, you are blind to yourself.
Bill Bullard
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.
Brian L. Weiss
Often we take personally the slings and arrows of our 'abusers'. But frequently we are merely the interchangeable pawns of their own neurotic dramas. Anyone else in your position would have received the same treatment. There is nothing especially noxious or negatively noteworthy about you.
C. Terry Warner
Did I love what I was doing, or did I love myself in doing it?
Carlos Castañeda
Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.
Charbel Tadros
There are two kinds of people: goal-oriented and ego-oriented. Goal-oriented people work together and get things gone. Ego-oriented people don't work.
Charles Bukowski
sometimes when everything seems atits worstwhen all conspiresand gnawsand the hours, days, weeksyearsseem wasted
Charles Bukowski
sometimes when everything seems atits worstwhen all conspiresand gnawsand the hours, days, weeksyearsseem wasted
Craig D. Lounsbrough
In one way or another, every mission that I have ever set out on to rescue myself is yet another mission that I end up needing to be rescued from. Hence, there is God.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If the light we have is continually engulfed by the darkness in a way that makes the darkness even darker, maybe we should think about getting our light from Someone else before it gets a whole lot darker.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I pretend to give gifts that people pretend to be gifts so that I can pretend that I gave something that actually cost me something. And what pretending or this sort gives me is the gift of a pretend life.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greatness untethered from God results in calamity unrestrained by men.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Directing praise to oneself is to cash in on the ego in order to bankrupt the soul.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The best I can do is to 'pretend' that I'm my own god. But in the pretending I have to pretend that I'm not pretending, and somehow that doesn't sound very god-like to me.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I often think myself to be so ingenious that I don't even realize that my own plans may actually be my own undoing. Therefore, I might be wise to realize that God's plans undo what I've done that's undoing me.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The assumption is that if I expend myself for myself in the end all I'll be left with is myself, and that alone is frightening. But what I've failed to consider is that I have to expend so much of myself living for myself that in the end I'm really left with very little of myself, and that is unimaginably frightening.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I were to sit down and count them, how many of my prayers were tainted by the seduction of greed? None, simply because nothing of that sort is a prayer.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I see God as nothing more than a caricature of history or imagination I cannot do anything less than make myself my own 'god'. And once I realize that in doing so my rendition of being a 'god' is embarrassingly inferior to the very caricature I am mimicking, I quickly come to realize that maybe the only thing that can be 'god' is a God. And if that is the case, I suddenly find myself hounded by the stunning reality that God is not a caricature.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Maybe what I need to be rescued from is the feeling that I don't need to be rescued, for without a doubt this is the most difficult rescue of all.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I am selfish by habit, but sacrificial by nature. Therefore, I'd be wise to develop the habit of following my nature.
Criss Jami
If your doctrine changed for the better yet your character changed for the worse, you changed for the worse.
Criss Jami
It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.
Criss Jami
God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.
Criss Jami
Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.
Criss Jami
Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner.
Criss Jami
We must not allow our pride to be the motivation behind our apologetics; rather, philoverity, the love of truth must be the full and complete motivation. For pride corrupts truth.
Criss Jami
But the Egotist is stuck somewhere between his hidden triad of pride, fear, and insecurity; he is forever fighting to prove himself, instigating battles the Humbleman has unwittingly conquered, already sealed some time ago. Yes, the day he finally accepts face-to-face such an irony as humility - the irony that humility is indeed the mother of giants, that great men, having life so large, as needed, can afford to appear small - the world will then know peace.
Criss Jami
Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness.
Criss Jami
So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment.
Criss Jami
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Criss Jami
It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.
Criss Jami
Every new generation believes its own period to be absolutely superior intellectually - greater than all past cultures yet equal among its modern cultures.
Criss Jami
Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love - like wielding a sword with no hilt - it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.
Criss Jami
People love answers, but only as long as they are the ones who came up with them.
Criss Jami
The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat. What doesn't surrender in reverence is blasphemous to a high opinion of oneself - the burden of self-importance. The narcissist reconstructs his own law of gravity which states that all things and all creatures must adhere to his personal satisfaction, but when they do not, the pain is far more intense than it is for one who is free from the clamors of 'I'.
Criss Jami
Even the self-assured truth-finders and self-proclaimed freedom-fighters reject Truth. As admirable as such endeavors may be, they still only really want it so long as it to some extent confirms what they had already presumed to be true.
Criss Jami
Unsettling are the days in which everyone is an expert.
Criss Jami
All great leaders find a sense of balance through their levels of reception. For instance, those who support a leader may soften him, those who ignore him may challenge him, and those who oppose him may stroke his ego.
Dada Bhagwan
The Soul's doership has arisen due to ignorance. Because of this, the inner working components of antaskaran [mind, intellect, chitta and ego] have arisen, and so has the relative-self [prakruti].
Dada Bhagwan
It is not possible to know 'Who am I?' by 'doing'. 'Doing' (anything), requires egoism, and where there is egoism, 'Who am I' cannot be known.
Dada Bhagwan
As long as there is greed (desire) for even a single situation, one will have to come back into the world and wandering will continue until then.
Dada Bhagwan
There is no 'my' in 'I'. 'My' is outside of the 'I'.
Dada Bhagwan
What does egoism mean? It means to become blind through one's own vision. The Gnani [the enlightened one] removes the egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
Self-serving-pride (swamaan) means to take precaution against being insulted.
Dada Bhagwan
What kind of egoism should one have? It should be such that people accept it.
Dada Bhagwan
What does the world teach you? It teaches you (to do) egoism. Then, from that egoism, arise many many phases!
Dada Bhagwan
I know', is a big ghost. 'This is mine', is a huge demonic possession!
Dada Bhagwan
What spreads the stench of bad conduct? It is the egoism and other 'flaws'.
Dada Bhagwan
As long as the egoism is there, how can one attain the true religion?
Dada Bhagwan
There is no problem to relish pride when people praises you but at the same time, one must also be of the opinion that 'this should not be so'.
Dada Bhagwan
Freedom is 'Self-earned' and worldly life is 'earned by egoism'!
Dada Bhagwan
What does syadvad (speech that does not hurt the ego of any living being) speech say? Speak in such a way that 5 people benefit from it and that it does not interfere [conflict] with anyone.
Dada Bhagwan
One gets recurrent thoughts about things he had insisted upon and about matters he formed opinions!
Dada Bhagwan
There is no Gnan (True Knowledge) where there is 'egoism' and where there is Gnan, there is no 'egoism'.
Dada Bhagwan
Until egoism reaches the non-existent state, there is nothing but fear in the worldly life.
Dada Bhagwan
No one is a doer in this world. To claim, 'I am doing' is egoism. Illusion continues to prevail under the umbrella of egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
Once you understand the innate nature (relative self, prakruti) of the other person, you can remain in an attachment-free state with that person. It is Knowledge (Gnan) to understand the innate nature of a person, and once Knowledge arises, so will conduct.
Dada Bhagwan
Every human being is indeed unhappy as long as he is not free from kashays.
Dada Bhagwan
God does remain in a state of witnessing (sakshibhav), but that is a worldly God. Worldly God means witnessing through 'egoism'. If one constantly remains in the witnessing state, then he would not bind karma.
Dada Bhagwan
A person with a large tuber of self-pride remains engrossed in the fear of, 'Someone is going to insult me…someone is going to insult me' or 'From where can I get respect? From where can I get the respect?
Dada Bhagwan
What is the value of the Gnani's [the enlightened one's] feet? It is a value that is immeasurable. The Gnani's feet is one & the only solvent to dissolve egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
When the egoism becomes zero; that is indeed spirituality.
Dada Bhagwan
Egoism of the ignorant stage (ignorance of the true self) is considered live egoism. It becomes lifeless after attaining knowledge of the Self. If one takes the side of this lifeless egoism that, I am not like that- it will become alive again. Lifeless egoism is to be disposed off; it is not to be protected.
Dada Bhagwan
Seeing the faults of others is indeed an echo of our own fault; the biggest fault is our own fault. That is known as the mad ego.
Dada Bhagwan
For how long will insult hurt a person? For as long as he covets self-importance. For as long as one covets temporary [non eternal] things
Dada Bhagwan
A person who has the slightest fear of insult cannot be called a Gnani [the enlightened one] and a person who desires self-recognition [maan] is not a Gnani [the enlightened one].
Dada Bhagwan
The ego destroys the world as well it is the ego which grows the world.
Dada Bhagwan
As many opinions you bound about a person, if you let go of them, you will attain a natural state. For whomever and for whatever matter, you have bound opinions, those opinions will continue to sting you and when you let go of those opinions, you can become natural.
Dada Bhagwan
Someone may have a broken heart or someone may have a broken ego. Such people will have to suffer tremendously because of that.
Dada Bhagwan
Only ego has fear. The Gnani Purush has no ego and so he has no fear of any kind.
Dada Bhagwan
The one whose kashays, (inner anger, pride, deceit, greed) are gone is worthy of worship. The absence of inner intent of kashays is indeed Gnani!
Dada Bhagwan
With egoism at the center, the awareness of all worldly things can be set beautifully. The awareness of 'I am Pure Soul' can never setup with ego being at the center.
Dada Bhagwan
The 'one' who does no 'egoism', the worldly life ends for him!
Dada Bhagwan
The higher one sits, the greater the fear of fall.
Dada Bhagwan
As long as there is the egoism of 'I-ness' (hoonpanu) and the partiality towards 'my-ness' (marapanu), how can there be liberation till then?
Dada Bhagwan
Knowledge (Gnan) is not attained first; first the ego departs.
Dada Bhagwan
As long as the egoism is alive, 'my-ness' remains within the self.
Dada Bhagwan
As long as this belief, 'I am the doer' is not gone, one has not yet attained an iota of exact religion. He is still in the auspicious-inauspicious [shubh-ashubh] state.
Dada Bhagwan
In order to make the egoism non-existent [zero], the Gnani Purush [the enlightened one] establishes the awareness of the Pure Soul within.
Dada Bhagwan
Dharma (function or properties) of the mind, dharma of the intellect, dharma of the chit, dharma of the ego
Dada Bhagwan
Your pride will be uprooted when a person who insults you appears to be your benefactor. The person who insults should be considered a benefactor, instead people get depressed when they are insulted.
Dada Bhagwan
What will the ego not do? It is the ego that has given rise to all this. And when the ego leaves, there is Liberation.
Dada Bhagwan
How can you tell whether the ego is there or not? You will know when someone insults you. If someone insults you, swallow (accept) it with understanding.
Dada Bhagwan
What is human beauty based on? It is based on how much egoism one has. Gnani Purush (the enlightened one) is without egoism so his beauty is beyond words!
Dada Bhagwan
In reality, the outer instruments (hands, feet, eyes, etc) are not the hindrance (for liberation); it is the inner instrument (mind, intellect, chit and ego) that is obstructive.
Dada Bhagwan
Every action ('doing') causes bondage. 'Doing' is not needed for Liberation. For liberation, 'action' of Knowledge is required. Action of ignorance [of the self] is bondage. Action done with egoism is known as ignorant-action and the action done without egoism is known as knowledge-action.
Dada Bhagwan
The one whose egoism is gone, he becomes God. One is a mortal (jivatma) as long as there is egoism and if his egoism goes away, he becomes the eternal Absolute Supreme Soul (Paramatma).
Dada Bhagwan
Humans in this world live based on two things: one is on the basis of the Self and the other is on the basis of the egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
If egoism is there, the benefit of the Self cannot be obtained and if the Self is there, the benefit of egoism cannot be obtained.
Dada Bhagwan
Neither the world nor one's actions cause obstructions; kashays (inner anger, pride, deceit, greed) cause obstruction!
Dada Bhagwan
One has to attain an ego-less state (nir-ahankari); attaining a nir-maani state (a desire-free state that wants importance from others) is not enough. The egoism one has of being nir-mani is very subtle. The external 'horns' are worn down but the internal ones still remain. The inner 'horns' will cause an internal biting.
Dada Bhagwan
If you say a word against a 'sensitive' person, it will have an immediate effect. In reality, words are simply a 'record' playing.
Dada Bhagwan
Why should I care?'
Dada Bhagwan
The 'egoism' that is used to hurt others will hurt one's own self. The 'egoism' that is used to give happiness to others becomes cause for his own happiness.
Dada Bhagwan
Knowledge of all living beings of the entire world is in only one Soul. But the knowledge that sees the ego and everything, as objects to be known (gneya); only that knowledge is called as the 'Knowledge'. However, that is partial Knowledge but only from that moment it is regarded as real applied focused awareness. Where there is Knowledge, the focused applied awareness may be partial or complete.
Dada Bhagwan
The ego dies and the ego lives, but people say that 'I died'. That which takes birth and dies is the ego, and the Soul is in the same place (is always intact). Even Pudgal (the atoms that were charged; which are being discharged in the form of mind, body, speech) is in the same place. The issue is only of the ego in the middle.
Dada Bhagwan
The kashays (inner anger, pride, deceit and greed) that keep one entrenched in the coolness of the worldly life are the very thing that makes one wander life after life.
Dada Bhagwan
The slightest awareness of 'my-ness' is indeed egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
The nature of the ego is to misuse whatever authority one has.
Dada Bhagwan
Arrogant pride (abhimaan) means public display of self-pride (maan).
Dada Bhagwan
The mind that does inner intentions (bhaav-mann) is the 'charge' mind. The mind that is getting exhausted (dravya-mann) is the 'discharge' mind. Bhaav-mann creates the worldly life. Dravya-mann brings an end to the worldly life. When egoism goes away, bhaav-mann vanishes.
Dada Bhagwan
Pure Soul and circumstances; there are only these two; but the disturbance of egoism does not allow it to be at peace.
Dada Bhagwan
Dharma (function or properties) of the mind, dharma of the intellect, dharma of the chit, dharma of the ego
Dada Bhagwan
Egoism itself is non-religion (adharma) and where there is no egoism that indeed is religion. Without the presence of a living Gnani, it is not possible for egoism to decrease.
Dada Bhagwan
For how long will insult hurt a person? For as long as he covets self-importance. For as long as one covets temporary [non eternal] things.
Dada Bhagwan
The tolerance power is the mother of egoism!
Dada Bhagwan
In this world, it is not worth finding anyone's faults. One becomes bound (by karma) by finding faults.
Dada Bhagwan
Tolerance is an attribute of egoism.
Dada Bhagwan
When one has no fear of insults, no one will insult him; that is the rule. The 'transactions' will continue as long as there is fear. The moment fear is gone, the transactions will end.
David Foster Wallace
You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing
Debasish Mridha
My ego is the wall between you and me.
Debasish Mridha
The ego says, win the world to find peace. The spirit says, win yourself over to find peace.
Debasish Mridha
Winning has a value for ego, but participation has a value for life.
Dee Remy
Dark circles under my eyes sink deeper and deeper into my skull, in contrast to my pale skin there is an undeniable resemblance to a fresh corpse.
Dee Remy
I felt the same way the world felt about Kurtis; It revolved around him.
Dee Remy
When you were in a room with Kurtis James, whether it was one or a hundred other people, Kurtis seemed to be the only one there
Deepak Chopra
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
Donna Goddard
If we become aware that someone is sending thoughts of ill will in our direction, we do not argue with the apparent reality of malice. To do so would give it more substance. We remove the personal sense of ourself and the other person.
Donna Goddard
It is not possible to be seduced by the lure of ego-gratification or intimidated by the tyranny of imposters when we know that we are as the angels. We are loved beyond comprehension. So, we must claim our rightful inheritance and live with the confidence of protection.
Donna Goddard
Relationships are used by the darkness to keep people revolving around the ego's demands. For a moment, people see the light of the divine in each other. They run to it and then quickly forget the light they once saw as their fears reclaim their consciousness. Thus begins the ongoing battle to protect one's own 'rights', in case they be forgotten or betrayed. The tally of what is owed is counted, the guilt of perceived wrong doings is cast upon the other, one's freedom must be paid as the price for 'love', and it is only in short periods of peace when all of this is forgotten. Those moments are the precious windows of the Soul.
Donna Lynn Hope
The most beautiful women I have known had one thing in common apart from beauty: humility. It's a shame that those with less to boast about do it the most.
Douglas Adams
He had seen the whole Universe stretching to infinity around him
Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Feeding the ego is starving the wisdom, the choice is yours.
Erich Fromm
The real opposition is that between the ego-bound man, whose existence is structured by the principle of having, and the free man, who has overcome his egocentricity.
Freedom Goodbird
Saddest thing nowadays is that words can kill
Gary Hopkins
Never allow your ego to diminish your ability to listen.
Gena Showalter
Hate. Huh. He'd never hated himself. If anything, he'd always liked himself a little too much. Once, a human female had even accused him of picturing his own face while he climaxed. He hadn't denied it, either, and next time he'd slept with her, he'd made sure to scream, Strider at the pivotal moment. --Strider, keeper of the demon of Defeat--
George Clooney
You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.
Gina Lake
What a surprise it is to discover that you have never needed to strive to survive and be happy after all. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, who discovered that she always had the means for going home, you already have what you need to be happy and safe. You have never really left Home. However, if you don't believe you already have what you need to be happy and safe, it is as if it isn't true: If we don't know the ruby slippers will take us home, it's like not having them. The ego keeps us from seeing the truth about those ruby slippers- it keeps us from seeing the truth about life. Home is right here, right now, but we may not realize it and there for not experience Home, or Essence as much as we might.
Gina Lake
When true happiness shows up, the ego is bored with it: It's too plain, too ordinary, and it doesn't leave us feeling special or above the fray. It doesn't take away our problems, which is the ego's idea of happiness. The ego wants no more difficulties: no ore sickness, no more need for money, no more work, no more bad feelings, only unending pleasure and bliss. Such perfection is the ego's idea of a successful life. However, the happiness the ego dreams of will never be attained by anyone. The ego denies the reality of this dimension, where challenges are necessary to evolution and blissful states and pleasure come and go.
Gina Lake
To get the most out of the relationship you are in, it won't be helpful to listen to the ego's stories about it. They will only bring separation and conflict. Essence would tell a different story about your loved one. It would probably be something like: This person is in my life for me to love to the best of my ability. Let's see what happens if I do that. As Essence, we are here to serve others and serve life. The ego, on the other hand, is all about serving itself.
Girdhar Joshi
Friendship warrants giving up the ego, submitting you to the other person, and remaining non-judgemental in the whole process.
Hamza Yusuf
The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.
Haruki Murakami
Losing you is most difficult for me, but the nature of my love for you is what matters. If it distorts into half-truth, then perhaps it is better not to love you. I must keep my mind but lose you.
Hermann Poppelbaum
...the great experiences which form him, arise out of the discontinuity and disharmony between man and the world. Particularly in great personalities, we see how much of their beauty and excellence is really due to trials suffered earlier at the hands of the world. Beauty--as many have recognized--is pain suffered and transformed. Because the animal is adapted to its environment, it is denied the possibility of developing inward maturity and greatness. As an individual creature it cannot grow beyond the limits of its kind; and again, at death, it falls back with its capacities into the group Ego, from which its soul was something like an offshoot or a patrol sent out on reconnaissance.
Hina Hashmi
You have two options whether to speed up or block your soul's intentions. You have a choice: to act out of selfish ego or as a loving soul.
Ian McEwan
At best he read popular science magazines like the Scientific American he had now, to keep himself up-to-date, in layman's terms, with physics generally. But even then his concentration was marred, for a lifetime's habit made him inconveniently watchful for his own name. He saw it as if in bold. It could leap out at him from an unread double page of small print, and sometimes he could sense it coming before the page turn.
Idries Shah
Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaFlattery:One of the most promising of businesses: always brisk.
Ilona Andrews
You're like a god from a Greek myth, Saiman. You have no empathy. You have no concept of the world beyond your ego. Wanting something gives you an automatic right to obtain it by whatever means necessary with no regard to the damage it may do. I would be careful if I were you. Friends and objects of deities' desires dropped like flies. In the end the gods always ended up miserable and alone.
indonesia123
Yesterday i was clever so i took the glory for me. Today HE makes me wise so i give the glory to HIM.
indonesia123
Whatever we have in the glory of man is away. Those are just not enough before we go home to the glory of God.
indonesia123
Beware ! Discipline goes to two different directions : success and self glory. Self glory is the biggest failure of life.
indonesia123
When we live holy we will glorify self but when we glorify God we will live holy
indonesia123
Big things in the glory of the world mean nothing. Small things in glory of God mean everything. Truly..., size doesn't matter in this world or in the world to come.
indonesia123
Religiousity is unself glory not purity
indonesia123
Kingdom of God will surely come upon someone if glory of man leaves him
indonesia123
Yesterday I was clever, so I took the glory for me. Today He makes me wise, so I give the glory to Thee
indonesia123
Biggest tragedy of life is when God ask us to glorify Him for our sakes but we choose to glorify self for satan's good.
indonesia123
It is not reputation, fame, success or religiosity that glorifies God, it's slavery.
indonesia123
If we glorify God (not self) in everything we do then everything on earth will glorify God.
indonesia123
Greatest irony of life is living in self glory while glorifying God which is the ultimate joy is left behind.
indonesia123
Wasting time is living in self glorification instead of glorifying God as God is time
indonesia123
Glory of the world makes life meaningless. Glory of God fulfills it.
indonesia123
Sweet wine makes drunk, sour wine (insult) is tetelestai. Life is not about what we have done and become, but how God to be fully glorified.
indonesia123
What wasting time means? At the time we glorify self instead of glorify God, at that time we are wasting our time as... God is Time.
indonesia123
Beware ! Heart is too small to feel happy but soul is too big to take glory
Itohan Eghide
Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.
J.L. Paul
But us women, well, we like our egos stroked every once in a while and a boy mourning over us is a huge boost
James Emlund
Come clean about your true nature before the day the body ceases. Hard not to cling to duality as the excuse, but every brain is manifesting duality as if it is some internal feature projected outward for the attention of others.
Jarett Sabirsh
opting to complain, life gives you things to complain aboutthis vicious circle ensures your happiness droughtlife responds to us according to our actions and beliefthus reinforcing those beliefs to no reliefthere is no first cause
Jay Woodman
The steady soul and the ego pretender / walk with their arms round each other's shoulders / through the mirage.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.
Jean-Yves Leloup
The ego is like a clever monkey, which can co-opt anything, even the most spiritual practices, so as to expand itself. (155)
Jerry Gladstone
Never abandon your personal message. No matter what comes your way, remain dedicated to that which you hold close to your heart
Jerry Gladstone
Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground...don't let your ego run out of control and convince you that you are better than anyone else
Jess C. Scott
The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.
Jim Butcher
I don't know about your true form, but the weight of your ego sure is pushing the crust of the earth toward the breaking point.
Joan D. Chittister
War within ourselves is always a prelude to war outside ourselves. All war starts within our own hearts. When our egos are inflated or our desires insatiable, we go to war with the other for the sad joy of maintaining our one-dimensional worlds.
John Lennon
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
John Lennon
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.