The Value of Humility and Ego Control

 

“A man cannot be egotistic if he has true knowledge. In other words, in samadhi man becomes one with God and gets rid of his egotism. True knowledge is impossible without samadhi. In samadhi man becomes one with God. Then he can have no egotism.” ~Ramakrishna

“In samadhi the ego is dropped. Now you don’t have any limitation, no definition, you are merged with the whole—but merged with the whole in a tremendous awareness. You are not asleep. Worries have disappeared, because worries exist only with the ego.” ~Osho

“It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God’s mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump.” ~Ramakrishna

“Ego has usurped the throne of God, and you suffer in the absence of Divine grace. Let go of your ego, and God’s grace will flow into you.” ~Dancolin Flamiano

Businessman CrownThroughout the ages gurus, prophets, and spiritual teachers of all sorts have told us that egotism is preventing us from rising above the muck of the world of matter and experiencing the much greater worlds of spirit. Yet we can see all around us that we have not only ignored this advise for the most part, we actually honor those with overblown egos as heroes! We give Donald Trump a TV show! We call LeBron James  “The King”. We elect congress persons, senators, and even presidents based on those who best express their extreme egotism in the primaries, then wonder how we ended up with a government where those who are supposed to be taking care of the country are instead only promoting themselves. Continue reading “The Value of Humility and Ego Control”

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