I am not mind

but I experience it !

EGO

I happen to ran into movie “Revolver” thinking that it’s B grade action movie.

I was surprised to find it’s indeed a great spiritual journey, psychologically in depth movie. Without much ado, I would like to present some of dialogs and quotes from the movie. Movie quotes are numbered, my explanation on them follow right below them. It get better idea, I have added few words in brackets of dialog or quote to understand better.

What is ego

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1. “The greatest con that you ever pulled, that making you believe that he(EGO) is you.”

Recognizing that you are not your mind/ego. It is pulling the greatest con of creation. However you can NOT recognize it just reading books or blogs, you should experience it by detaching your self from on-going thoughts in your mind.

When a parasite lives on host, host does not recognize that he become a parasite. Host believes he is parasite and acts accordingly. Ego is not a object to recognize in the outside world.

Ego is right in that thought, right now trying to divide and dissect the information on this blog, trying to form opinion out of what you read so far.

2. You know what’s so elegant about this little game (Life).. Jake. Nobody knows where the enemy is. They do not even know he (Ego) exist. He (Ego) is in every one of their heads.  And they trust him. Because they think they are him.

3. if you try to destroy him(ego) to save them. They try to destroy you to save him (ego).

I guess this is the reason, who won the ego (many buddhas from past), not dare to dispute with our egos. Rather they take round about approach, giving you technique/method to beat ego, with out telling you what is the end goal.  If they tell you up front, ego wins. Because you have not recognized the ego yet, you think you are that ego, does not want to see it separately. It makes the progress difficult.

How ego keep wins:

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a. You do all the hard work, I (ego) just help you along. The art is for me to feed pieces to you and make you believe you took those pieces, because your smarter and i (ego) am dumber. In every game and con there is always an opponent and there is always a victim. More control the victim think he has. less control he actually has. Gradually he (victim) will hang him self. I (ego) as an opponent just help him along.

b. formula has infinite depth in it’s efficiency and application, but it’s staggeringly simple and completely consistent. (regarding above formula and applying it on victim)

1. Rule one of any game or con, you can only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent (ego).

2. More sophisticated the game, more sophisticated the opponent (ego).

3. If the opponent is very good, he places victim inside an environment (Earth?)  he can control, bigger the environment easier to control.

4. So the opponent(ego) simply distract their victim (you and me) by getting them consumed with their own consumption (seven sins?).

5. bigger the trick, older the trick, easier it is to pull it. Based on two principles:

5.1 They (you and me) think, that can not be that old.

5.2 They (you and me) think that can not be that big, for so many people to fallen for it.

6. Eventually when opponent(ego) challenged or questioned, it means victim’s (you and me) investment and thus his intelligence is questioned. No once can accept that, not even to themselves.

7. You always find good opponent (ego) in very last place you ever looked (in your own mind).

Destroying the ego

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1. You heard that voice so long (your own thoughts), you believe to be you. you believe to be your best friend. (Recognize that your not mind)

2. Where is the opponent should hide? the very last place you ever look. (in you own mind)

I will stop here. There are different techniques in the world, to turn tables to destroy ego, they are based on same principle of how ego wins.

Giving your own money/things hurts your ego. Donation is the method/technique to reduce the ego. But if it happens with own name recognition or pride, ego is back in the game.

Is this reason we  invented, “random kindness.”?

Anyway, everybody busy with playing game with their own egos, including me. Out of million people, few hundred recognize that they are in game played by their own ego.

Out those hundreds, one or two will win the game. We call them “One who transcended the mind”, in short “Bhudda”.

last but not least:

Wake up Mr. Green

–Wake up ..”Who ever reading this blog”… time to recognize the ego/mind is not you, let go of parasite controlling you.

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Challenges are angels to remind the self.

bird on glass

bird on glass

Challenges are our best friends. They are  with us, they provide opportunity to change ourselves. They are neither road blocks nor the stepping-stones for ego, they are purely there to help us to remind the pure and happy self.

Time is not in wall clocks or wrist watches. It is just measurement of earth rotation on itself. The real experience of time is felt by continuous series of events happening in our life. We categorize them as good or bad based on the emotions we exercise through those events. Some of the events cause strong emotional reactions on the self. The event itself is neutral, the way we perceive it and customize it according to our view-point generates the reactions. Based on our past memories, personal character, morals we follow and beliefs we hold, our emotions may be strong or weak, good or bad on that event.

Strong emotions we exercise  dominates the logical sense, we submit to emotions, our reactions lose the balance too. Nature always manifest to help us, because we are not living in the nature, we are the nature.  The emotions we exercise strongly become our own wishes. Nature manifests itself to recreate similar emotions through different future events. Place and people involved in the event may differ, but emotions we wish will repeat. As long as we focus more on persons involved in the event, or their reactions, we miss the bigger idea, we feel like we lost control on event, other people have to change.

Let me repeat once again,  “The emotions we exercise strongly become our own wishes to the nature. Nature manifest itself to recreate similar emotions through different events”. Its our own wish to the nature through our reactions causing and creating new future events. Change should come from “within” by being watchful of our own emotions, our own reactions to events. Unfortunately emotions override the logic, we do not even remember what we read just now in the nick of the moment. But we win this by help of one angel. It’s name is “Awareness”.

Awareness is the key to understanding the self, if we can understand ourselves, we can understand all kind of beings, we can understand the architecture of universe.  Awareness can be developed through prayers, through meditation and through being aware of yourself every moment. Which ever technique you choose to follow, do not forget the goal of  “being aware in every moment”.  Let not your emotions master you, you be the master. Just the way, every person in the family is important to create the family, every being is important to create nature.

Be watchful of your emotions in this moment, moment after moment and every event, slowly you pick up the awareness of emotional self.  Do not hug the unhappy emotions, do not hold them, let them go.  One step at time, we slowly master the opportunity of challenges given by angels to help us to master the self.

Heaven and Hell are right now on earth through everybody mind. Make a good choice of choosing which one you want to live in.  I choose heaven by letting go of hell. You are next.

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