The Search For Self

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  1. olmate

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    Meditation and the poverty of it is no form of self-rejection.

    We are not running away from ourselves, nor do we hate ourselves. On the contrary, our search is a search for ourselves and the experience of our own personal and infinite capacity to be loved.

    There is the harmony of the real Self.
     
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    * like *

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    In some way it "is" self rejection, if you mean the illusionary personality. Which could destroy the idea of meditation to some... lol
     
  4. olmate

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    Ya, I guess it is a form of rejection of ego based activity. I had in mind a focus on an enquiry of the real self rather than what it is not. So maybe it is a renunciation of the illusions that I have over time labelled as "real" as part of that enquiry.
     
  5. william.sharkey

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    it is the (imaginary) self rejection.

    Im in a rather cool situation right now. I am a poker player. I had quite a lot of money very recently and the amount of money I made and lost in a day was mind boggling to even my poker playing friends, who are used to big swings. I found out now (since I have lost most of my money) that I could not help a strong self image of myself of being a high stakes gambler. My ego and this self image had been strenghtening for a long time. Now I have recently had to get staked. This means somebody else puts the money for me to play and I recieve a percentage of the profits. The people who are staking me were the ones whom I have staked in the past. SO we have a serious role reversal. Perhaps you could say, image reversal. And boy o boy is my ego resisting it!!!!

    bad dreams, everything reminds me of the recent past, my 'glory' days. lol

    but it is kind of fun in a way
     
  6. william.sharkey

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    gonna put that in the meditation section,, think that was a post people might like to read and comment on
     

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