Civilization is nothing but the provider of forms that allows us to create egos and personalities.

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  1. Yes, and these false spiritual teachers that want to manipulate people with the notion that they need to lose their ego is an anti-social extreme that destroys both the individual and liberty in our society. We define ourselves in relation to each other and we exceed ourselves because of each other.

    AL:II.70 “There is help & hope in other spells. Wisdom says: be strong! Then canst thou bear more joy. Be not animal; refine thy rapture! If thou drink, drink by the eight and ninety rules of art: if thou love, exceed by delicacy; and if thou do aught joyous, let there be subtlety therein!”
    AL:II.71 “But exceed! exceed!”

    1. To really destroy the ego would be as useful as destroying the body, intelligence, creativity, language, etc. The ego is a construct we create to navigate and experience this world. Why get rid of it—eve if such a thing could be functionally possible? No, the ego is a magnificent tool. We must learn to use it well. The key, unlike many falsely teach, is not to destroy it, and not even to weaken it. The key is to make it an efficient, well crafted, strong, and equilibrated tool. To do this, you must not let the ego be the boss of you. It is a part of you and your tool. The ego that ignores the master is unbalanced, afraid, and out of control. Train it well, keep it healthy and strong, and it will be a worthy avatar to your earthly experience.

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