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Exposing the Gossip of Ego

June 29, 2011

The basic practice of meditation is related with exposing the subconscious gossip of ego as well as exposing the conscious maneuvers of ego. Other schools of thought might say the practice of meditation is about trying to get higher, gain more, or stuff all kinds of things into your mind. In other words, these approaches are concerned with numerous techniques. But here, the idea of meditation is not designed to be collecting or producing more, but it is letting go.

From “Meditation Related to the Ego,” February 5th, 1972, talk two of an unpublished seminar held in Los Angeles, California.

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3 Responses to Exposing the Gossip of Ego

  • Niibwid Rob Curtner says:

    Attachment to thoughts, even the seemingly random ones and the awareness of letting go defines an ego boundry. When I choose to let go it seems like a small victory. Not choosing or being that and in favor of what? Nothing, peace, some other obcession?

    Posted on June 29, 2011 at 7:30 am

  • Cy says:

    victory shmictory. let go of the leader board too =P

    Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

  • Peter Chabanowich says:

    My closest friend related a statement made by his mentor to do with the ruminations of the ego, likening the observation and letting go of those thoughts to one engaged in training a puppy, bringing the tyke back to the paper with gentleness and conviction every time. Gardening, even.

    Posted on July 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm