Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Bureaucracy of Ego

It is important to see that the main point of any spiritual practice is to step out of the bureaucracy of ego. This means stepping out of ego’s constant desire for a higher, more spiritual, more transcendental version of knowledge, religion, virtue, judgment, comfort or whatever it is that the particular ego is seeking. Whenever we have a dualistic notion such as, “I am doing this because I want to achieve a particular state of consciousness, a particular state of being,” then automatically we separate ourselves from the reality of what we are. One must step out of such spiritual materialism.
--Chogyam Trungpa


forestmongrel said...

thanks for that.
today I feel this exactly describes the challenges of occupy san francisco.
fantasy of building popular transformative political movement
vs.(enmeshed with)
the real(ishness) of colliding
bureaucracies of ego
trying to build a village in a park

Kaposvári Márk said...

objects occurring