Refuting the mystical, metaphysical concept of the existence of individual, discrete selves (while bearing in a non existent mind, that there is no universally accepted theory as to what the word "existence" means)
Monday, October 15, 2007
Electric Sheep by Sakura Graphics
Egolessness does not mean becoming a sheep, or an android - an apparently autonomous organism that is really no more than a lifeless circuit in a vast machine. Self-realisation gives a person initiative, drive, originality, intelligence, leadership qualities, an assertiveness which achieves results without dominating 'others', indomitability, freedom (all the qualities associated with being a strong individual) These are all qualities of the single Self, which express themselves after Self-realisation. Ego is not the source of strong individuals, it is pathological, and ultimately weakening. It is not the free expression of Selfhood, rather it is a symptom of possessiveness. Non-possessiveness is not incompatible with being a strong individual, in fact it is the prerequisite for being a strong individual.