“The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.”
“What's the use of being angry? It is never going to solve your problems, it doesn't make you, or others happy, nor will it bring you respect. Only when you tame your own ego, can you possibly help others with their ego problems.
“Egal, eh nicht so wichtig.
Scheißegal du bist eh nicht so richtig bei mir.
Lass uns sagen es ist eh nichts passiert,
Lieber Ego polieren als ewig frustriert.
Ein müdes Lächeln nur das Mittel zum Zweck.
Lügen haben lange Beine,
sie gehen schneller Weg.
Häng mich in Phrasen auf und trittst du gegen den Stuhl,
wär ich cool damit.
Wär auch cooler für dich...
Geht nicht, auf halbem Weg gescheitert,
du bist immer noch bei mir,
geh nicht, geht weiter.”
“The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.
“The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.”
“If you are a true seeker of liberation you've got to be willing to stand alone. At the moment of Liberation everything falls away...everything. Suddenly the ground beneath your feet is gone, and you are alone. You are alone because you have directly realized that there is no other, there is no separation. There is only you, only Self, only limitless emptiness, pure consciousness.
To the mind, the ego, this appears terrifying. When the mind looks at limitlessness and infinity, it projects meaninglessness and despair. To the ego Absolute Freedom can look terrifying. But when the mind is let go of, the view changes from meaningless despair and fear to the unending joy and wonder of Liberation.
In Liberation, you stand alone. You stand alone because you need no supports of any kind. You need no supports because you have realized that the very notion of a separate you no longer exists; that there is nothing to support; that the whole ego experience was a flimsy illusion. So you stand alone but never, never lonely because everywhere you look, all you see is That, and You are That.”