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vertical line Posted on Mar.01.2007 @ 09:45PM EDT by free1500
Ever get that, "I am better than him/her feeling". That tiny bit of excess ego.
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Reply from whatzen
Mar.01.2007
10:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Yes, I find any amount of ego excess. The better than is a form of ego survival tactic, afraid if dissolution.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.01.2007
10:13PM EDT 
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vertical line Kill the ego with in. That there is allways some one better than you and I. RORY, HI ALL
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Reply from whatzen
Mar.01.2007
10:32PM EDT 
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vertical line How about the "Im not as good as him/her" feeling? Another good ego-survival tactic. Ego will take any position, as long as there is one to grab. It fears the deadly abyss of no thing to be.
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Reply from Yagita
Mar.01.2007
10:46PM EDT 
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"Ever get that, "I am better than him/her feeling". That tiny bit of excess ego."

Never better or worse, simply more awake than some people.

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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.01.2007
10:51PM EDT 
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vertical line More of a pure mind. Fears nothing.
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Reply from free1500
Mar.02.2007
02:00AM EDT 
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vertical line by preaching isn't that "ego"?
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Reply from ______
Mar.02.2007
05:21AM EDT 
vertical line Bird lands on a motorway bridge
Fluffy feathers spoil the nice clean lines
Sees the world in a grain of sand
She makes me smile to myself
Did I spot the hidden meaning?
Does she think it's all a game
The vanity will only cause me pain
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.02.2007
06:40PM EDT 
vertical line How could I ever be two right now?
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Reply from whatzen
Mar.02.2007
06:46PM EDT 
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Quote: "How could I ever be two right now? "
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Maybe you just think you are?

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Mar.02.2007
06:49PM EDT 
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Quote: "How could I ever be two right now? "
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Maybe you just think you are?

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For which, do I have to read?
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Mar.03.2007
05:48AM EDT 
vertical line Awake don't measure enlightenment. Love sees only the Beloved.
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Reply from free1500
Mar.03.2007
06:32AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "

"Ever get that, "I am better than him/her feeling". That tiny bit of excess ego."

Never better or worse, simply more awake than some people.

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"More awake"

I know what you mean. Like,  if I get up at 4am I am more awake than someone who gets up at 7am. Cool !!  I am going to start waking up really early.

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Mar.03.2007
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

"Ever get that, "I am better than him/her feeling". That tiny bit of excess ego."

Never better or worse, simply more awake than some people.

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"More awake"

I know what you mean. Like,  if I get up at 4am I am more awake than someone who gets up at 7am. Cool !!  I am going to start waking up really early.

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How about that second cup o coffe? Huh? Huh? You know what I mean?

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Reply from Lynnoh
Mar.03.2007
02:31PM EDT 
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vertical line hahahahaha
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