Recently, a teacher observed that I had developed an adversarial relationship with ego. He brought a clarity that has been helpful. It goes beyond the topical application. I paraphrase the exchange:
Teacher: So, what is ego?
Student: It is form, mistakenly invested with a sense of self or awareness.
Teacher: What is form?
Student: A molecular dance – an illusion.
Teacher: Does it contain space or being?
Student: Yes, of course.
Teacher: So the essence of form is being?
Teacher: And the misplaced awareness – is it being as well?
Teacher: And the mistake, what is that?
Student: Thoughts – mental labeling.
Teacher: And what are they?
Student: They are form… arising in consciousness - being.
Teacher: And so what about ego is not sacred?
Student: [Stunned silence]
Teacher: What about any thing is not sacred?
Student: [More stunned silence]
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