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Self As the Container, Not the Contents

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

“He gave me a bowl, and I saw the soul has this shape.” —Rumi

“Our mind is like a clear glass of water. If you put salt into the water, it becomes salt water; sugar it becomes sugar water; shit it becomes shit water. But originally the water is clear. No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem.” —Seung Sahn

“To be poured into without becoming full, and to pour out without becoming empty, without knowing how this is brought about–this is the case of ‘Containing the Light.’” —Chung Tzu

“This being human is a guest house.” —Rumi


  • Read for a detailed explanation of the nature of the self.

container model of the self

Find Vessel

  • Find your true self as the inner vessel: container or host.
  • When finally the vessel again, find your inner vessel as absolutely empty, weak, meek, and in need of God.

Variation of the Diagram


3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2109

#Human #Self: 2019-12-27

1. The human self is three in one: an energy host, direct sensations of the energy host, direct knowledge of the energy host.

2. The host nature and the experience and sensations of the host nature compose the integral essence of the human self.

3. The human self is unknowable because the human self is made in the image of unknowable Spirit.

4. To find and sense the self, look inside for a glass-like oblong-circle container that is hosting and praising God.

5. The human self is no thing, thought, self-concept, or self-image at any time.


3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2020

#Hierarchy #Self: 2020-02-08

The hierarchy of the self is heart, soul, and mind, with the heart being aware of energy, the soul being aware of sensations, and the mind being aware of thoughts.

1. You can be right-hearted and right-souled but wrong-minded and still do more good than bad.

2. You can be right-heated and right-minded but wrong-souled and still do more good than bad.

3. You can be right-souled and right-minded but wrong-hearted and still do more good than bad.

4. It is essential to align and integrate your heart, soul, and mind so that your efforts are not working at cross purposes; however, two out of three spells success.

5. One principle that helps integrate your heart, soul, and mind is the principle of integrity: being true to what you feel, experience, and think.


Related Book

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

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Related Quotations from Various Sources

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“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” —Genesis 2:7

“But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.” —Hebrews 3:6

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” —Corinthians 4:7

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“Effort is the very essence of the self.” —J. Krishnamurti, Can Humanity Change?, p. 40

“If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” —II Timothy 2:21

“Just as the river where I step is not the same, and is, so I am as I am not.” —Heraclitus, Fragments

“Man is never so authentically himself as when at play.” —Friedrich von Schiller, 1759-1805

“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.” —Angelo Patri

“That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;” —I Thessalonians 4:4

“That’s why I said as long as identification exists I can’t find the answer.” —J. Krishnamurti, Can Humanity Change? p. 61

“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.” —John L. Spalding

“The key is nonidentification with sensation. … Identification with sensation makes the self.” —J. Krishnamurti, Can Humanity Change? p. 47

“The process of identification is the essence of the self.” —J. Krishnamurti, Can Humanity Change? p. 34

“There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.” —Ugo Betti

“We are sort of a mirror, and mirror only inside us, in our nervous system, what is going on outside of our nervous system.” —Alfred Korzybski

“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” —Genesis 9:6

“Why are you more concerned with the place and space where you live outside than inside?” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You never exist quite so much as when you are not thinking.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher