Saturday, April 26, 2008

Why does the ego create the fear of being no more?

HI burt,
at the end of this video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ByXOJs4Uvfw) you say "can you imagine never have been or never going to be"? I've never expereinced either of those. However, the "idea" of never going to be creates great fear in many people. If it's never been "experienced", how does the "idea" or "thought" "of never going to be", or "cease being" come from? I know you will say "the ego", all fear comes form the ego, but why does the ego create that thoght? the ego creates fear to protect itself. but how does this scary thoguht of ceasing to be protect the self in any way? it seems like it is only damaging.

You asked, "If it's never been "experienced", how does the "idea" or "thought" "of never going to be", or "cease being" come from?"
Our true nature is eternal, which in terms of bodily existence appears as the need to make everything permanent. We try to make every relationship last and even try to prolong physical life as long as we can? The reason is quite imbedded deep in our being because there is the 'inner knowing' that we last. However, because we believe we are just a body (and many people believe that) then the fear of death enters our consciousness and creates the horrid belief of 'being no more' which we can't even imagine. Just like I said in the video, "You can't imagine being no more." Only the fear of it exists because of our unawareness of the true nature. In fact, all fear emerges from ignorance of our true nature.
The fear of being no more is ego's protection by creating a need in us to survive physically at all costs. Then you asked, "but how does this scary thoguht of ceasing to be protect the self in any way? it seems like it is only damaging.

Another aspect of the ego is its contradictions. Please do not ever try to make sense of the ego, not only it doesn't work but creates further frustration, confusion and even greater fear. This confusion is ego's domain. How can one make sense of war, hatred, revenge, killing innocent children or genocide and so on. This is the insanity of the ego. Now the question is, what is ego? It is simply the belief in separation while in truth every is one interdependent, interconnected and interrelated whole. Just as separation is fear so is Oneness unconditional love. And that's what all spirituality is about -- LOVE!

1 comment:

Philippe said...

Its encouraging to see more and more "awakened" people.

Our fundamental nature is unborn/undying or Eternal or the Universe or Multi-verse or God or Allah or YAHVE or Brahman.
Our fundamental nature is Reality, whatever words we used to call it.

An interesting analogy could be this one: your body is a wave xyz on the ocean & the water of the ocean is the Universe(or multi-verse or even God if you like) .But we all know that the fundamental nature of the wave is the water. When the wave xyz is no more, the water is still there shaping many other waves.

The words used are only usefull to express the metaphysical ideas they represent. Dont get stuck by words.

Namaste
Phil-Osopher
FR33L0RD