Friday, November 22, 2013

Ego

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The disciple prostrated reverently before his guru in the ashram. Three years back he had come seeking spiritual knowledge. After severe regimen of learning and penance he felt his tutelage had come to an end.
 “Swamiji, I think my learning is complete and wish to embark on my journey in search of god on my own”
So, you think you know it all and are confident?”
“Yes, Swamiji. Thanks to you I have the knowledge to realize the Ultimate”
“Are you so sure?”
“Why Swamiji? I have faith in my ability?”
“Wasted tutelage. You have not shed the “I” in you.

Written for 100 words on Write tribe
  

38 comments:

  1. Hmmm.. Excellent One KP. have been looking thru a colored glass indeed. Takes a lot to shed the "I".

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  2. Nice short story.. I" certainly mirrors ego.

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  3. Wasted for sure. Ego is our worst enemy.

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  4. Sometimes, I wonder why gurus of olden days were so sarcastic.
    Now a days we have teachers sitting and discussing with their students and also not hesitating to learn also from them, I somehow like the present day relationship, than the old days.
    Good thought pondering subject

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  5. A big message in a little cute story ..But the swamiji should have just smiled and let him go!

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  6. Ego is the worst enemy of mankind. It is not easy to lose it!

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  7. So true, till we don't remove the E from the GO, we have not learned anything. Beautiful take on the prompt.
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  8. Such a big teaching in 100 words! Sirji tusi great ho!

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  9. Excess pondering on "I" does no good..
    beautiful msg !!

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  10. I think my comment is lost. Anyway you have conveyed a great learning in just 100 words.
    This is a great story.

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    1. Thanks.Your earlier comment is very much there.

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  11. I prefer the give and take relationship between the guru and the shishya.

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  12. Beautiful, KP! Beautiful thought and lines in just so short.
    I like it every time you write this way. Such creative writing skill!

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  13. Hmmm that must be a kick in the face. Hope the aspiring Buddha realised his silliness.

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  14. This 'I' only comes b/w us and the moksha! nice take sir !

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  15. Many refuse to give up the I. Then they learn the hard way. Nice take.

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  16. Good little one. It's so tough shed the "I". If only it were an easy task, the world would become a wonderful place!

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  17. 'I' ever lives in the'I's of all.'Ego' and' I 'are the problem creators.Nice.

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  18. Very often, though we consciously try to avoid it, we find it difficult to let go of the 'I' factor. That would make a world of a difference!

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  19. Short'N'Sweet. The disciple is caught red handed :)

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  20. Namaste.....
    ha
    deep
    profound
    the ego....one we all have to watch out for, it can ruin the best of things.

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  21. Ego is the end of many a happy tale. The I is the most harmful feeling. :)

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  22. If only our politicians could forget the 'I' , our country would prosper. Good one !

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  23. It's all the same - I, you, that. Learning doesn't stop at any age - probably it's time for the Swamiji to realize that.

    Destination Infinity

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  24. looks like blog is taking a winter break,
    niway
    enjoy the festive season ahead..
    may you have a grace-filled Christmas and Happy New Year

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  25. deeep.... thought provoking i must say.

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  26. Hi KP: Wishing you and family a Merry Christmas and Very Happy,Prosperous & Joyous New Year 2014. Best Wishes Ram

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  27. Good one!! The love for self is something that holds every human being back. Advance wishes for a very happy new year!

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  28. Wishing you and all your loved ones a Very Happy New Year!

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  29. An uncle of my Dad was with the Vinoba Bhave Ashram in Bellary. Upon his viist to our place in childhood, when I was just 9 or so, this is what he told me. Remove 'I' and 'my' from your life and your words and your life will be simpler and uncomplicated.

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  30. Nice take but yes, the guru should have let him go

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  31. Dear uncle nice reading. As Vinoba Bhave said (see Rekha Dhyani comment)

    we should try to remove I and We . This requires the understanding that ultimately everything is HIS (GOD)

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  32. Truly said uncle .As vinobha Bhave said (see Rekha comment) life will be much happier if I and mine is removed from our thinking

    srini562002@gmail.com

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