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What is ego and what is the self?

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When i hear people talk in 'spiritual' circles they often talk about the ego and the self. sometimes it varies and they seem to say ego and the self are the same and other times other people make it sound like the ego and the self is seperate.

What is the ego to you?

And what is the self?

Is there such thing as an authentic self?

Some say things like "the self is an illusion" what does that even mean?

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Hi Flint,

Hang around a bunch of Zen Buddhists, and you'll be totally confused. They talk about the non-self, an absence of ego or self.

Who knows, it comes with enlightenment, and I'm only just dimly lit?

Good luck with a solid answer.

Love, Megan

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Hi Flint,

Hang around a bunch of Zen Buddhists, and you'll be totally confused. They talk about the non-self, an absence of ego or self.

Who knows, it comes with enlightenment, and I'm only just dimly lit?

Good luck with a solid answer.

Love, Megan

I have noticed this. But sometimes the same person will also say that you become your authentic self. So they confuse me even more.

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