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Mind, Ego -- and transpersonal psychology

the essence

In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu said (and I am using a translation by Henry Wei)

Without going out of doors,
one can know the world;
without looking through the window,
one can realise the Way of Heaven.

The farther one goes,
the less one knows.
Therefore the sage knows without going out,

discriminates without seeing,
and accomplishes without action.


The Western mind sees things from an opposite perspective to the Eastern orientated Mind - on which many of the the basic tenets of Transpersonal Psychology are based.

Awareness and bliss; the mind's perception of one's Divinity is an ego trip. Silence is beyond Self because Self has become One ... there is no witness, there is no witnessed


By its very definition ('Trans' = beyond), the Transpersonal cannot be understood by the intellect although many have tried to formulate paradigms. There is a huge difference between the ego and The Ego .. and the ego doesn't like it.


memory is a re-creation of something from the past in the present moment, according to your past conditioning and beliefs

a plain man's
Transpersonal Notebooks

Transpersonal is about the Consciousness (which some call Spirituality) which lies beyond what some call the personality.

It is about becoming aware of the seen and the unseen, the conscious, unconscious subconscious and supraconscious memories we carry which are the sources of programs, patterns and beliefs that govern our lives and our thinking - and then moving beyond.

transpersonal psychology and the mind

"Mind, Ego -- and transpersonal psychology"
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