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This is a great point - it brings to mind a quote by Craig Holliday that I saw a while back: 'Many people get confused about speaking the truth; they think speaking the truth means saying whatever it is you're feeling egoically, and that's not speaking the truth, that's vomiting your ego on the world - that's being a slave to your ego, that's being a victim.'

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Someone else called attention to this and it caught my eye. It is great….thanks for posting. I immediately thought of the forbidden fruit of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”. That knowledge gives life to the ego, our sense of separation and acceptance of duality.

I linked this to scripture from 1 Corinthians 8:9-13…..a short version: “Be careful that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak….this weak brother is destroyed by your knowledge….” It is worthwhile to read this passage in its entirety. Specifically it is speaking about eating meat and idols. But if you look at it metaphorically you will arrive at a symbolic understanding. It is how certain knowledge if carelessly deseminated can be dangerous.
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You're welcome, Molearner :)
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I linked this to scripture from 1 Corinthians 8:9-13…..It is worthwhile to read this passage in its entirety. Specifically it is speaking about eating meat and idols. But if you look at it metaphorically you will arrive at a symbolic understanding. It is how certain knowledge if carelessly deseminated can be dangerous.
Interesting, I'll give the full passage a look - thanks :)
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'Many people get confused about speaking the truth; they think speaking the truth means saying whatever it is you're feeling egoically, and that's not speaking the truth, that's vomiting your ego on the world - that's being a slave to your ego, that's being a victim.'
I find these kinds of out-porings brilliant because if your Craig Holliday knew so much about the ego, he'd realise that what he's talking about here is not Spirituality but pseudo-psychoanalysis. And this is what's in HIS ego. Unless people have some knowledge of psychology the discussion of the ego is just more ego-vomit, and wearing the label doesn't qualify anyone.

So in all honesty, in the discussion of ego how many people are talking about something that they've made up themselves?

If the discussion is one of Spirituality and not psychology then the subject discussion should be about the Sanskrit Ahamkara, because that is the wisdom of the ancients. Ahamkara is known as the I-Maker or the "I of invented things." Aham means 'I' and a kara is an 'invented thing', something that is created from perceptual reality and has no place in Absolute Reality. Which is what the ego is.
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