Ego – The wall within us

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Love is the way of enlightenment and ego is the way of politics leading to insensitive violence, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on May 26, 2017.

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About 2,500 years ago, when India was rising high in consciousness in the presence of Buddha, Mahavira and many of their enlightened disciples, like Mahakasyapa and Sariputta, the same period was equally glorious for China too. Some of the greatest enlightened masters were born in China, who shared their unique vision of Tao. Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu were the pillars of consciousness who illumined their country and neighbouring countries. And both India and China had one thing in common — the spiritual breeze of consciousness spreading all around the Himalayas and no China wall to obstruct.


The concrete walls do not matter; mental walls or psychological walls are more obstructive. The so-called modern world, which claims to be progressive with its technological wonders and economic growth, is suffering hugely from its psychological walls. Such psychological China walls are blocking human evolution to the higher levels of consciousness, which most of the Eastern countries experienced, shared and celebrated 2,500 years ago.

There is one very mysterious Tao sutra: How does the true man of Tao walk through walls without obstruction and stand in fire without being burnt? Osho explains it: Someone asked Chuang Tzu, “We have heard that a man of Tao can walk through walls without obstruction, how?” If you don’t have any obstruction within you, no obstruction can obstruct you. This is the rule. If you have no resistance within you, in your heart, the whole world is open for you. There is no resistance. The world is just a reflection, it is a big mirror; if you have resistance then the whole world has resistance. This is very difficult for the ego to understand. Ego is the wall within us and puts up the main resistance. Ego is in conflict with others, and others are also not without ego. This is the reason that the world is full of violence.

An evolved person does not suffer from ego. The true evolution consists of love that shares its fragrance. Love has no fight with any one as the fight always makes the ego strong — as strong as the China wall. Love is the way of enlightenment and ego is the way of politics leading to insensitive violence. The politicians don’t meditate and they rule the world. Their bloated ego vitiates the whole atmosphere and they are always busy inventing conflicts. They function without love and meditation. This is the reason that all the nations are always in conflict with each other. The world today needs to return to the core of the Eastern consciousness — that is the dhamma and the Tao and what the Upanishads call — rit. These are the intrinsic laws of nature.

Chaitanya KeertiChaitanya Keerti travels around the world to facilitate Osho meditation retreats. He is an editor of Osho World and author of ‘Osho Fragrance’, ‘The Alchemy of Zen’, and ‘Mindfulness: The Master Key’. 
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