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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Daily Zen -- Ordinary Mind

Long but interesting article by Katsuki Sekida:

"So long as our mind operates subjectively, however, there must be a subject that functions as the ego. As there is normally no cessation of subjective activity, there can normally be no state in which we are devoid of an ego. However, the nature of this ego can change. Every time we succeed in banishing a mean or restricted ego — a petty ego — another ego with a broader outlook appears in its place, and eventually what we may call an 'egoless ego' makes its appearance."


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