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Enlightenment....Its Dark Side

Discussion in 'Psychology News' started by Revoltingest, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Entertaining... true

    News... Only taking the definition at its widest possible understanding and taking the "New" and replacing it with "Old"
     
  2. Secret Chief

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    Dear lord, I've just checked the Daily Sport website in all its glory.
     
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  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Well, posting it got you interested in this thread.
    Qapla'!
     
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    Definition of Ego-trip: an activity done in order to increase one's sense of self-importance

    FALSE ... but without a good Teacher this "could very well happen"

    My Master repeats continuously:
    Man + ego = Human
    Man - ego = Divine

    One could argue "The path to enlightenment IS an ego trip", because when being on the path, you still are full of ego. Only when you ARE enlightened it is not an "ego trip" anymore
     
  5. ChristineM

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    Very brave of you... i am impressed, its not something that i would do even for a dare
     
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  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Actually it was the title with your monika attached, just had to be good for a laugh
     
  7. Revoltingest

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    Monica or moniker?
     
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    FALSE ... And easy to proof. Narcissism is a psychological disorder that is developed usually at an early age
     
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    There are so called "spiritual narcissists"

    The Most Dangerous Narcissist You'll Ever Meet

     
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  10. ChristineM

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    I think it's most important to be aware of the pitfall of "spiritual ego"

    Hindu Scriptures warn us that "Ego is difficult to cure", but "Spiritual Ego" is impossible to cure". Even God can not cure this. Hence the Hindu Scriptures advice to stay away from psychic abilities. But if you have a good Master, He kick your butt and take care of you; and show you when you fall into that hole. Being aware of this pitfall is important.

    Knowing this, it's best to have a good Master (of course He should not have Spiritual Ego:D). Because it is very easy to fall in the trap of spiritual ego, especially when you develop your sixth sense with psychic abilities as clairvoyance, clairaudience, Clairempathy, Clairsentience, Clairalience, Clairgustance, Clairtangency)
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Don't blame me.
    I just posted the mischief...I didn't write it.
     
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    I guess my question is what DOESN'T lead to self-centered ego-stroking thoughts and behaviors? Politics, sex, alcohol, money, religion, sports, ... pretty much everything we humans pursue, we pursue because it strokes our egos and makes us feel superior.

    Also, there's a bit of the "no true Scotsman" thing, here. If by "meditation" one means sitting around thinking about how wonderful oneself is, then of course it will have such results. But if by "meditation" one means the practice on not thinking, so as to simply focus on being, and the natural gratitude that comes from that, then I think someone is misinterpreting their "data". Feeling refreshed, focused and capable afterward is just that. It's not a presumption of superiority. I IS a form of superiority. Certainly relative to the alternative.
     
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    I prefer unlightenment.
    We can have all the ego we want.
    And no annoying masters.
     
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    No, I don't blame you. And you should know. I gave your OP a "useful", didn't I?

    I think that this is a very good OP, as it is one of the biggest pitfalls on the Spiritual Path
     
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    Its there after all the fluff

    It's not spelt "Monica", as in the girl's name: it's "moniker" or "monicker". It's generally thought to come from Shelta, the cant language of Irish travellers, and to have derived from the Irish word "ainm", which became "munik" in Shelta.
     
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    To make a proper choice and being able to say "I prefer", one should have experienced both

    Am I right to assume you experienced both?
     
  19. Revoltingest

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    I was josh'n ya.
     
  20. Revoltingest

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    Well that was clear as mud.
     
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