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Re:Disdain for personality

Apr 24, 1998 10:35 AM
by Mark Kusek

> Lmhem111 wrote:
> << a contemptuous attitude toward the "lower personality" can be found in the
> source literature >>
> Sri Aurobindo offered a solution called Integral Yoga, the practice of which
> led to an integration of all facets of the human being, each part working in
> tandem with the need to crush or eliminate one part at the expense
> of the other, just a harmonious working of all the elements.
> An added observation: Life would be pretty damn dull without different
> personalities. To make my point, look how fascinating this List is with all
> its different Aegos competing with their opinions, ideas, revealing in many
> cases their idiosyncrasies, eccentricities, etc.

Variety is the spice of life.

> To go through all this struggle just to end up merging in some kind of
> universal homogeneity, a sort of cosmic pea soup, is a little strange if not
> totally depressing!

There are two sides to every coin. Imagine every experience of love or
pleasure you have ever known multiplied to the point of personal
annilhilation. No wonder the mystics call it bliss.

Beauty Supreme,
light of my soul,
beginning and end.

I surrender.

Hurling this
paltry sense
of deluded self
into the Abyss ...

empty yet full.

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