Sunday, December 22, 2013

Live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 2

Live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings on Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" continuing from Chapter 5 Day 2 from New Delhi, India has just started and can be viewed at:

Ego & Karma エゴとカルマ

I think nobody can survive without ego because we have body and mind. But its degree differs from person to person. This degree may mean mental disposition.

I also think nobody can survive with only ego because we suffer and can't be happy. So, we can cultivate altruistic self as the counterforce of ego.

I guess that Ego creates negative Karma and negative Karma is imprinted on subtle consciousness and enters into a new body as Ego. This cycle can be called the reincarnation.

Ego means "I am special and separate". Therefore, Ego which creates negative Karma reincarnates through subtle consciousness.

I think that the minimization of ego and the maximization of altruistic self are the best balance for survival and happiness. I can't define the exact ratio, though.