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The Pervasiveness of Self-Importance in Your Life

December 25, 2012

“There are many ardent promoters today of the morality of humility, who, in their own self-important way, readily criticize others as being too self-important. If you long for real freedom, however, it is imperative to actually observe the pervasiveness of self-importance in your own life. It is so important, in fact, that the ‘famous Tibetan meditator Geshe Ben said that his only practice was to watch his self-importance bloat up and then crumble down again and again. Seeing how it made his mind freer and freer every time it crumbled brought meaning and pleasure to his life.’ (Quote from ‘Light Comes Through,’ by Dzigar Kongtrul.) Are you willing to observe your own self-importance rising and falling throughout the day?”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 25, 2012 12:09 pm

    I’m proud of my humility…

    I enjoy your blog. Thanks!

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