ryu wrote:Hi friends,
Buddhism is such as challenge for me. I love everything its stands for but i find it challenges my comfort zone.
ryu wrote:My EGO tells me that i am being false/fake. has anyone else experienced this when they first started practising.
dumbbombu wrote:yes, i found a teacher, went on retreat and and was shown that i am a fake. but held in the arms of Great Compassion all the same. without a teacher, i'd be in a far worse condition.
ryu wrote:I like the idea of the buddha in me exposing my faults. waking me up from this world of delusion. maybe i should rejoice in the exposure and see this as a positive thing.
Quiet Heart wrote::smile:
That is dificult...to give up the illusion of YOU...your EGO MIND...as being YOU and all else as being OTHER.
From the day you were born as a sentient being your Ego Mind...what you were taught to call YOU...has been trying to control your life.
It has been controlling you by trying to get you to accept the illusion that "I/me/myself" is "good", and "they/others/not me" is "bad".
If you buy into this false scam...this illusion...you will always be under the control of your Ego Mind...your Ego.
I know, I've been there myself.
But if you can see clearly...that this illusion generated by your Ego Mind is in fact false and merely an illusion...without any substance...then a whole new world of inter-dependence (if there is such a term) will open up.
Of course, you've no reason to believe me...and if you try, your Ego Mind will resist that attempt with all it's might.
Because your Ego Mind doesn't want to lose it's control over you. It is inherently selfish.
Please make the attempt.
Because as is said (in another much different context),
"Workers of the world arise! You have nothing to lose but your chains, and a world to gain".
Really, you do have another world to gain if you can overcome that illusion/delusion of Ego.
I've been there also...and seeing all things as inter-dependent....merely a part of one whole entity...is magnificent.
Hope you get there.
ryu wrote:i can definately see why people may think Buddhism is a negative practice though.
Facing your ego, warts and all is very unsettling. I guess that once one gets over the realization that this is not YOU but your EGO then the misery turns to bliss and maybe thats where the real work starts and the end of suffering really begins to start.
The four noble truths....im gonna start peeling this onion called ego
Tsongkhapafan wrote:Don't take Buddhism, or yourself, too seriously. It's good to keep a light, joyful mind. The path takes time, so there's no need to push and rush, just allow the teachings to gently infuse you and change you naturally.
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