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Spiritual question: Without an ego identity what are you?

Awake
Nobody
Enlightened
At one with Source
All of the above
Addressing both Try to relax and Sunman: It is my vision there is no such thing as an ego; it’s a false identity programmed by parents and society. Paradoxically it is absolutely necessary up to maturity of wisdom. Realizing only Source is, is not the end of the mind. After crossing the river, why carry the boat?
I see with the use of the word “I” as in I am a misnomer. English would be more difficult without the use of I, you, mine, etcetera. Wondering just how many question its validity.
Atum,

Thank you for your opinion. I respectfully differ with you. All aspects you list are functions of the brain and mind with exception to awareness. Ego is a false idea in the mind. Awareness within consciousness goes beyond it. My experiencing in deep meditation is consciousness drops off when awareness transcends the relative field. Creative consciousness function is to create the world of dreams while awareness observes. I agree with you on two counts. The ego separates’ what is real and you really don’t know who (I am) you are.
Coffee_pot… l love the Zen Slap. For those who don’t know what a Zen Slap is: It answers the question with an unrelated statement or action that stops the mind for a split second long enough to experience the answer without words. If anyone were intensely aware and silent in that moment they would have experienced what they are as the question asks.
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Had you taken the time to read above and Me’s profile your question is answered.

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I am me of course

which coincidently is your avatar name

Its funny how the subconcious sets you of into a question that you allready know,

why did you choose the word ME ? because you know ME is devoid of ego. the part of ME that you dont have show or conform to know that you exist.

I and me is the same,
or I and I as the say it in the rastafari religion

I means I and I is one

Dark Te
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Dark Te

without Ego all that remins is – pure dynamic Quality

Dark TE.

kiowarose777
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kiowarose777

Without ego there is no grasping. Without ego, there is enlightenment 😀

livestium
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livestium

God

Sara
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Sara

Ego is that function of consciousness that makes Many out of One.
It constantly cries, “not me!” when looking upon the world.
The true Self sees Unity, but the Ego will have none of it.
You are quite correct in what you say.
Great question.

Atum
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Atum

Me, excellent question which requires thought and reflection. To begin with, If the following definition of the ego is correct: (The Ego comprises that organized part of the personality structure that includes defensive, perceptual, intellectual-cognitive, and executive functions. Conscious awareness resides in the ego, although not all of the operations of the ego are conscious. The ego separates what is real, It helps us to organize our thoughts and make sense of them and the world around us.) In my opinion man gave a name to what he perceived our nature to be and I for one believe there is… Read more »

Sunman
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Sunman

‘ego sum’ is latin.
it means; I am.
so:
what are you without a sense of ‘I’?

—–many call an individual’s concept of himself the ego, but the ego is actually the sense of ‘I’ who holds the concept.

—–from my experience the ego takes on a false identity programmed by parents and society, but in fact is the one who becomes enlightened and discards the false identity to expose a truer sense of “I’.

—–‘I’ cross the river. ‘I’ carry the boat or discard it.
the ego is not a boat; it’s an undeniable sense of ‘I’.

Jojy John A. ♪ C.A.Bâ€
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Jojy John A. ♪ C.A.Bâ€

Awake but will sleep soon.

coffee_pot12
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coffee_pot12

lap for cat and holder of the can opener….

Chrissy a.k.a Candy Princess
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Chrissy a.k.a Candy Princess

If you have no ego identity then who are you?

Without one you are nobody

Winston
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Winston

All of the above but it’s egotistical to say that.

MOnkey hearted boy
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MOnkey hearted boy

“I Am”

Buddhist Objectivist
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Buddhist Objectivist

There is perfect emptyness, no “you” – no attachments, no suffering- this is called Buddha-nature. The closest to this out of your possible answers is “all of the above” – but this is not “you” as the question asks, there is no “you” to be this. We are not our form, our feelings, our perceptions, our desires nor our consciousness. Those are the five aggregates (Skandhas), and this is the Buddhist perspective- Buddha was the first to conquer ego and teach the philosophy of mind and we Buddhists follow the path to liberation from the bondage of Samsara and suffering.… Read more »

Van T
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Van T

Without an ego identity you are your “true self”.
Yes, you are merged with source energy.

Karl P
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Karl P

“Gratefull”

John
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John

Enlightened

Try to relax...
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Try to relax...

Someone who was raised in such an odd manner that they didn’t realize, as children, that as they moved their fingers, the rest of the world didn’t move. *Shrugs* Been reading up on Psychology lately. But really, let’s think on it. (That was a joke) We need, as individuals, to feel like we’re individuals. We need to feel like we’re having an impact on the world around us. We need to feel needed. We need to feel important. We need to feel significant. If we don’t (which will happen if you don’t have an “ego identity”) you will become depressed.… Read more »