söndag 2 november 2008

Ego and feeling miserable

Feeling miserable....when it's there...

Whenever you are miserable, just close the eyes and don't try to find some cause outside. Try to see from where this misery is coming.

It is your own ego.

If you continuously feel and understand, and the understanding that the ego is the cause becomes so deep-rooted, one day you will suddenly see that it has disappeared. Nobody drops it - nobody can drop it. You simply see; it has simply disappeared, because the very understanding that ego causes all misery becomes the dropping. THE VERY UNDERSTANDING IS THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE EGO.

And you are so clever in seeing the ego in others. Anybody can see someone else's ego. When it comes to your own, then the problem arises - because you don't know the territory, you have never traveled on it.

The whole path towards the divine, the ultimate, has to pass through this territory of the ego. The false has to be understood as false. The source of misery has to be understood as the source of misery - then it simply drops.

When you know it is poison, it drops. When you know it is fire, it drops. When you know this is the hell, it drops.

And then you never say, "I have dropped the ego." Then you simply laugh at the whole thing, the joke that you were the creator of all misery.

Osho about dropping the ego

2 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

Yes, Roshi, ego is like a habit that we return to because we know it, we are 'comfortable' with it. We prefer the known to the unknown.
Ego creates an illusion of being special, of feeling important, of power, of being in control, of being different and being separate. And the illusion of separateness leads of course to the feeling of isolation, of misery, of contraction, all of which create and maintain the 'drama' that feeds the ego.

Roshi sa...

That's right.