4 Kinds of Ego

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Spiritual, Mental, Social, & Biological Ego

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

“Self-love is cleverer than the cleverest man in the world.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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5 Levels of Ego from What's Your Story


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Four Kinds of Ego

  • Knowing that there are four kinds will help you to uproot ego wherever it hides.

1. Spiritual Ego

  • Identifying with the knowledge of comparisons of your spiritual knowledge, behaviors, and status with those of others: superior leading to spiritual pride and inferior leading to spiritual shame.

2. Mental Ego

  • Identifying with the knowledge of comparisons of your mental knowledge, behaviors, and status with those of others: superior leading to intellectual pride and inferior leading to intellectual shame.

3. Social Ego

  • Identifying with the knowledge of comparisons of your social knowledge, behaviors, and status with those of others: superior leading to social pride and inferior leading to social shame.

4. Biological Ego

  • Identifying with the knowledge of comparisons of your physical knowledge, behaviors, and status with those of others: superior leading to physical pride and inferior leading to physical shame.

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Spiritual Ego Is the Worst Kind of Ego

  • Why? Because those who think they are good are not open to the correction they need to accept in order to repent and give up their ego.
  • However, any kind of well-established and fortified ego means that person has little chance of making it because they are above correction.
  • Spiritual ego is the worst because you can appear good to the world while you commit spiritual crimes.

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Quotations from Various Sources

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“Identification prevents and perverts the flow of thought-feeling.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume IV, p. 8

“If you must be right, then you fail to learn and so lose.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Is not virtue a negation of becoming?” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Vol. III, p. 204

“Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Self-love is cleverer than the cleverest man in the world.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The soul is undiscovered though explored forever to a depth beyond report.” —Heraclitus

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“The way to do is be.” —Lao Tzu

“Unless, of course, you insist on identifying yourself with the people and things you love; and thereby seriously disturb yourself.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 175

“You can be right and lose or you can be wrong, learn, and win.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You can be right or you can be happy.” —Anonymous


Quotations from Scripture on Ego Death

Listed Biblically

“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 10:39

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 16:25

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” —Mark 8:35

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” —Luke 9:24

“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” —Luke 14:26

“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” —Luke 17:34

“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” —John 12:25


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  6. Exercises, Methods, & Techniques: List of Pages
  7. Feeling & Coping: Fast-Facts
  8. Meditation: List of Pages
  9. REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy): List of Pages
  10. Self-Esteem Issues: List of Pages
  11. Thinking Skills: Free Help
  12. Unconditional Self-Esteem (USE): Defined

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