Are you better than me? Am I worse than her? Are we all the same? Who am I? Am I good or bad – or do I actually not exist at all? This week we are exploring the questions related to conceit and our Ego. What is conceit and who is it that experiences conceit? Wow, pretty deep stuff right there. It’s so deep that we probably need a superior-premium-deluxe-executive-ego to decode it – or is that a bad idea?
Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings
Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂
EPISODE 171: The Three Conceits
This time I am discussing the three types of conceit. Conceit is a certain type of self-reflection that compares itself to other selves. There are three types of conceit. The conceit of Superiority, Inferiority and Equality. Comparing ourselves to others is a major source of unnecessary suffering in this world.
EPISODE 172: Good Ego Bad Ego No Ego
Sometimes, when teaching about the Ego or Self, the impression might arise that it’s something bad. Many people have the idea that they have to get rid of the Ego as they perceive it as bad. That is not really true. The Ego/Self can actually be trained and serve as a raft that leads to the freedom beyond itself.
Blog: Conceit – Three Types of Discrimination
There are three types of discrimination based on the experience of self and others. We also refer to them as the three types of conceit. I am talking about feeling superior, inferior or equal in comparison to others. Conceit – not only in the sense of pride – is very common and therefore it makes sense to discuss and explore it further.
Video: Three Types of Conceit
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About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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