I like it that you make an attempt to define what you are talking about.
Most of us give "ego" a private meaning and then expect everyone to know
what we are talking about.


Definitions of ego on the Web:
    * an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others     *
self: your consciousness of your own identity     * (psychoanalysis) the
conscious mind

    * Id, ego, and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus
defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; they are the
three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction
mental life is described. ...

    * In spirituality, and especially nondual, mystical and eastern
meditative traditions, the human being is often conceived as being in
the illusion of individual existence, and separated from other aspects
of creation. ...

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> Ego and mind are different ideas. The former is a component of
dualism, along with 'things outside'. If you eliminate dualism (good
luck, not so easy), your problem of fear will be solved. 'Mind' is a
philosophical term, to do with thinking and spirit. there is no need to
separate the two. They are aleady separate. For example, JM asks you to
cultivate a 'universal mind'. That is a wonderful task. If you try to
develop a 'universal ego', you will get 30 beatings from JM.
> Anthony

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