A Cup of Tea (153)
The ego is necessary
for both the sensation of pain and the feeling of
and vice versa also –
the sensation of pain and the feeling of pleasure
are necessary for the existence of the ego.
In fact these are two sides of the same coin.
The name of the coin is ignorance.
and do not fight with the ego
or with pain and pleasure
because unless ignorance is gone
they will not go, they cannot go,
and you cannot fight with ignorance
because ignorance is just absence of something –
absence of yourself.
So be present to your ignorance,
be aware of it,
and then you will be and there will be no ignorance
because you and ignorance cannot exist
as with light and darkness.
Osho, A Cup of Tea, letter 153
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