Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The ego is the part of us that reincarnates...
''Questioner: The ego is the one which reincarnates?
Ramana: Yes. But what is reincarnation? The ego remains the same. New bodies appear and hold it. The ego does not change. It does not leave one body, seek and find another.
Just see what happens even to your gross body. Suppose you go to London. How do you do it? You take a conveyance, go to the docks, board the steamer and reach London in a few days. What has happened? The conveyances had moved, but not your body. Still you say that you travelled from one part of the globe to the other part. The movements of the conveyances have been superimposed on your body. Similarly also with your ego. The reincarnations are superimpositions.
For example, what happens in a dream? Do you go to the dream world or does it occur in you? Surely the latter. Just the same with incarnations. The ego remains changeless all along.
— Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 311''
Ron AlexanderAs long as we are in a body we need an ego as.a driver. If one manages to lose their ego, while still in the body, the we need a lot of sub. drivers, servants, nurses, maids, cooks, etc. A prison or a hospital or an ashram are the best places to be without one. One needs that supportive staff or to die and leave that body suit behind.