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PRIDE AND EGO

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate  PRIDE and EGO. SHE has a friend who identifies PRIDE and EGO as the elements deciding her life.

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
C. S. Lewis

“The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty.   It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a
milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way
no other season did, hushed, solemn.”
–   Patricia Hampl

When you find one that actually has no ability to love, stay away. If the ego is so big that all they want is for their “Me” to be taken care of, you will run out of gas.

  No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Two people, when they love each other, grow alike in their tastes and habits and pride, but their moral natures (whatever we may mean by that canting expression) are never welded. The base one goes on being base, and the noble one noble, to the end.

 

 

 

 

False Personality, Ego, Vanity, Self-Love, Pride….where do they reside?  In my present condition, I cannot hope to storm their camp.  At present, the most I can hope for is to fling a few stones in their direction and then watch them change form and adapt themselves to the changing inner landscape, much like the movie Predator, which illustrates the scale and magnitude of what we are up against when we take on the struggle against all that comprises the lower self in us.  It also reminds me of a kid throwing stones at a tank that is rumbling through his village….ineffectual, at best…and yet hearing that “clank” sound gives such a good feeling!   I feel it’s important to throw those stones and to make those efforts.  Each skirmish teaches something, if nothing else, how very daunting and hopeless the situation seems and that we have to redouble our efforts as well as modifying our techniques and tactics.  If hope does exist, the key lies in my attention, which is able to act as the sword that cuts through the veil of illusion and hypnosis by the simple act of observing the false personality/ego.  The light of observation has a way of bringing me into sharp focus since the false and lower self isn’t able to function while being watched and I thereby attain a degree of liberation from their influence. 

 

 

From the Nobel Prize Speech of the writer William Faulkner.

“…the young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid: and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed–love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, and victories without hope and worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands.”

 A Sadguru does not, even in his dream, expect any service or profit from his disciples . On the contrary he wishes to serve them. He does not think that he is great and the disciple small. Not only he loves him as his son but regards him as equal to himself or as Brahma. The main characteristic of a Sadguru is that he is the abode of peace. He is never restless nor ruffled. He has no pride of his learning. The poor and the rich, the small and the great, are the same to him.http://www.starsai.com/

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SOME DAYS IS SORROWFUL

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the Sorrowful days. Some days is sorrowful. Some days are unconsidered days with GAPS between loved ones.

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
Anne Frank

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens

“The higher my rank, the more humbly I behave. The greater my power, the less I exercise it. The richer my wealth, the more I give away. Thus I avoid, respectively, envy and spite and misery.”
(Sun Shu Ao, Chinese minister from the Chu Kingdom, Zhou Dynasty, c.600BC)

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.” – Joseph Joubert

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.  ~Matthew Arnold, “Self-Dependence,” Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems, 1852

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.  ~Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917

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