Why is this EGO ???

@krajibg (11939)
Guwahati, India
August 5, 2009 11:55am CST
We know that this earthly life is not for ever. We know that at the end of the day all would leave this house empty handed. We know too that they would be buried in the vast sands of Time and there would be left no trace of theirs. Why then this blood shedding over a plot of land, Why so monstrous EGO, why so cruel towards the weak? Is it temporary phase of madness or they never realize that they are mortal. I often sit and ponder over them and find no absolute response. What is your take on this issue? Rajib.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
Hello my friend is this happening also in your country? Correct me if I am wrong, is what you mean a boarder dispute between Pakistan and India? Well it would be hard to tell my friend. We have also here in our country same as yours. A sort of ancestral domain it is between the Muslims and the Christians. I was just wondering why. Everyone of them shouting for peace for the sake of a peaceful life not only of today but for also the coming both generation..but still they keep on fighting until all things coming to more complicated one. But if you trace the main root of the atrocities, it started on land, territory dispute than no side would eat their Ego..that's it my friend...Have a nice day..mobhomeir here
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@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
25 Aug 09
Hi friend I am not so sure but the enmity between India and Pakistan is basically religion oriented. Pakistan is Muslim country whereas India is a secular country. The clash would be there until the next flood. I did not know that there too is a clash between the Islam and the Christian. Know tat these are only the result of some leaders' pride and prejudice.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
I absolutely agree with you my friend..you're right...
@Archie0 (4669)
5 Aug 09
they are annoying, however i feel they have underlying self esteem problems so i ignore them. a person who truly believes in himself is not boastful and is confident enough to allow others to take the spotlight sometimes.
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@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
5 Aug 09
Hi Archie, That could be the reason. They are too introvert and have such a high tide of self esteem that it forms into an Ego and Ego leads to anything. Thanks
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
6 Aug 09
I can relate to how you feel. This need for wealth and power is so enormous for so many that they cannot see it is destroying them! Perhaps these poor souls equate wealth with worth; it is as though they are blind. You come in this world with nothing and you leave with nothing; if only everybody could identify with that! Some feel so worthless that they will kill to obtain supremacy...
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
6 Aug 09
Absolutely true Rajib.How wonderful would it be if everyone realizes it/ Unfortunately this world does not work that way.Even if we have all good intentions when it comes to our intractions with others it also becomes a case of survival and if one person tries to outsmart another then the problem starts.If everyone is going to be magnanimous and realizes the transience of life there would not be so much of bickering and conflicts and ego clashes. But people re short-sighted and we becoem a victim of our circumstances that once again turns out to be a vicious cycle.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
6 Aug 09
'interactions'.and 'are' -sorry for the typos.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
5 Aug 09
Hello krajibg, it shows that people learn nothing from history except to repeat the same mistakes and the ones who initiate all the bloodshed are the ones who are using their time to manipulate others for their own gain. The lure of power satisfies the ego and I've never quite worked out what the lure of total control to that extent satisfies except paranoia.
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@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
5 Aug 09
Hi Thea, Might be you are right. The lure of wealth and power and the hereditary animal instinct send them insane sort of. Blood beckons them and they are thirsty. This is damnable. Thanks for the response.
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@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
6 Aug 09
Hi there Rajib.. The world nowdays such full of monstrous EGO like you said. They covered by occupation and enjoyment of the world so forget that life is not forever. But There must be somewhere, some people just have tought like you, care bout the world, and mortal life. There are always hope i think..so never give up to make the world and the life better. why dont we start from us first to improve ourself?
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@shibham (17025)
• India
13 Aug 09
hi krajibg, i think when a person suffers from inferrior complexity then he runs to hide it. he acts to do something special and it is well known to us as an ego. this is. my view, may not be genuine. lol another matter. here is a link. just follow. u will find out why i am reffering it to u. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2099528.aspx?p=2#1_11985990
@derek_a (10902)
6 Aug 09
As a practitioner of Zen and a therapist, I see the ego not so much as an enemy, but more as a faithful "reaction device". As we grow up we are subjected to conditioning from society, parents and teachers and through this conditioning, the ego becomes developed. It is a seeker of comfort, which whilst we live in the physical body, we want to experience. However, a paradox occurs and the ego, by seeking comfort, gets into conflict from conflicting conditioning, and learns to be uncomfortable in its search. It does not reason, it is just like a computer and will try to act out faithfully that what it is programmed to do. In Zen, as in other spiritual disciplines, we seek enlightenment and learn that it is the journey that passes through the conditioned resistances and pain of the ego. If we continue to seek comfort from the journey, we are locked into our ego. If we just accept and observe all the ego is doing, we have then transcended the ego's conditioning. Total enlightenment, is total transcendence and detachment from desire that as Buddha said, is the source of all suffering, - this is the function of the ego. When we can lose our self, we can gain our Self. That is how I am seeing at present. In the future, my view may well change, as the journey each of us makes to enlightenment, can change and look so different at any given time. But right now, there is only now. That's all there is. - Derek
• India
6 Aug 09
u never get a solution for this krajibg..everyone wants to be at a higher position n works for it..so its just impossible to establish equality.no equality implies there is some extra power vested with a person.that power can be used for the well of others or to harm..but man has always chosen to harm others n establish his supremacy.. its just among the uneducated or uncivilized people..it very much exists within highly qualified ones..so what we lack is morality..we have knowledge but no wisdom..so moral n ethical based lessons in childhood can atleast lower this ego,i think...