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self-possession, egoless ego

Started by droqen, April 08, 2023, 11:57:37 PM

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consider the subjective statement, "The rainbow is beautiful."
it is a simple claim about the world;
to attempt to reduce the presence of ego in it draws attention to self-awareness of the ego
to draw attention to self-awareness is to draw attention to self
to draw attention to self is to fail egolessness

to wit: "I believe that the rainbow is beautiful." "That rainbow appears beautiful to me." "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but still, the rainbow is beautiful."

i cannot think of a more egoless construction
   than that which,
      taken literally,
         egotistically makes the self most central

central yet invisible.


to consider oneself separate, miniscule, but individual.
to consider oneself part of everything, part of the infinite whole.
to consider oneself.