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tower of babel anyone?

Dontplayurh8te
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Dontplayurh8te

why should this be in religion and spirituality?…..don’t understand.

Darold
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Darold

It is not ego that hinders, ego is always there, it is the ego that pulls the child from the flames ( no self gain ) that is desired, it is the ego of gain that is undesired. Making it strong is essence seen.

Spiritualseeker
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Spiritualseeker

There is popular saying in Tamil, a South Indian language, which means ‘When we see the stone, we are unable to see the dog, but when we see the dog, we are unable to see a stone!’ Over a period of time, the essense of this saying got lost, and the surface meaning retained popularity, and therefore, people understood it as inability to ‘find’ a stone to throw at and drive away a barking/chasing dog! The true essence was, there was some huge stone statue of a dog, so well sculptured and realistic that small kids used to get scared… Read more »

Zsolt H
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Your question perfectly goes into the heart of spirituality. The whole spiritual path is centered around our selfish ego. This ego is our inherent nature, we were born with this desire to fulfill ourselves by any means. So the desire is our matter we cannot push it away, or suppress it or get rid of it. What we need to do with the help of spirituality is to learn how to use this desire to receive, for the sake of others. So although initially it seems that our ego hinders us, it actually provides the fuel for our progress, we… Read more »

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☼ GÆ–Æ¡ÏŽ ✞ Ñ ÉªÎ·Ê s ☼

I must ‘let go of my ego’ if I truly wish to grow spiritually. God is the ‘essence’ of everything in life. There is only enough room for ‘one’ to exist, within each life. God must be front and center within, to grow spiritually in His Essence. Therefore, self (ego) must go. I perceive it in this way: We all have a spirit, a light that shines within. When we choose to live for self, this light will eventually fade. Because it has nowhere to grow, but toward ones own self. But, when we choose to live for God, His… Read more »

banjaran (बंजारन )
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banjaran (बंजारन )

The ego is very useful in helping you to function in the world, but it’s not very useful as far as deeper happiness is concerned….The ego is that which separates you from the Reality, from the Truth, from the ultimate Source.

CJ Johnson
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CJ Johnson

I suggest you read up on the concept of ‘ego’. You might have meant ‘id’ versus ‘super-ego’. The idea that Freud put forth was that a healthy individual’s ego would be strongest, as it is the part of the personality that makes compromises between the nedds of the self and the needs of others, which would include a higher power.

Soldier of Allah
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Soldier of Allah

May be…
The spiritual Warrior is he who breaks an idol and the idol of each person is his ego.
Salaam(Peace)

sarahtipan
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sarahtipan

Sometimes ego is what is missing in spirituality. Spirituality is about finding something within yourself, not just reading out of pages in a book. It takes a bit of ego to be happy with yourself.

Ahmadinejad Sucks Camel
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Ahmadinejad Sucks Camel

ego is the extinguisher of the flame of wisdom…when you allow your self interests to talk over “life” you allow your own down fall.
always listen first and put aside “your” self interests, “your” perception, “your” thoughts and just listen. another’s point of view or feelings are another piece of colored glass in the kaleidoscope of truth….

ʎəʌəəʍ ʎəʌəəd ʎəʌəəls
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ʎəʌəəʍ ʎəʌəəd ʎəʌəəls

no. Without ego you would be a vegetable.

It’s like saying ‘does my leg hinder me discovering my spiritual essence”

ego is a mechanism of your psyche that allows you to percive yourself as a coherent being and to act in the world.
Perhaps you mean ‘egotism’ rather than ego.

Egotism turns you into a self centred, self righteous moron oblivious to your own shortcomings because you are so busy finding faults in everything in and everyone around you.

Ray
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Ray

Yes, empty yourself and invite God in.

J R
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J R

no

NDERITU K
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NDERITU K

Yes. Ego is what you are, when you do not know God, as your spiritual essence.

Benjamin
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Benjamin

define spiritual essence. I think the answer, though, is no. No, it doesn’t.

cumpassionate chameleon
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cumpassionate chameleon

Here is something I have shared before in other questions… “The ego at any give time in this life is simply the part of the inner self that surfaces in physical reality; a group of characteristics that the inner self uses to solve various problems.” “It is this inner self, out of massive knowledge and the unlimited scope of its consciousness, that forms the physical world and provides the stimuli to keep the outer ego at the job of awareness. The inner self organizes, initiates, projects and controls the transformation of psychic energy into matter and objects.” “The energy of… Read more »