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Transcending Egomania

Book coverEgohood is the state of mind in which you are either repelled by or attracted to the phenomenal world. What you would like to see depends on your mentality, on what you think is desirable in order to maintain your “I am-ness,” your “me-ness.” In Buddhism, we are talking about transcending “I am-ness,” “me-ness,” which is called egolessness. Egolessness means less “maniac-ness,” in some sense—free from being an egomaniac.

From The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path by Chögyam Trungpa, pages 3–4

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