JEDVAITA

The Power of Not-Ego

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It is far more than the discovery of life without a self. The immediate, inevitable result is an emergence into a new dimension of knowing and being that entails a difficult and prolonged readjustment.

The decisive movement into adulthood occurs when we take our hands off the tiller and let not-ego do the steering. What is not-ego? It doesn’t matter what it is, only what it’s not. Call it God or Brahman or Charlie the Tuna; all that matters is that it’s not ego.

That’s what the limo scene in Fight Club is about. They release the wheel, hit the gas, and let fate or karma – or whatever comes in when ego goes out – take its course. Just as Brahman is the Charioteer, Charlie is the Chauffeur. 

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