The ego is a monkey

The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, one self-centered idea to the next. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life. Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.

Hua Hu Ching X

1 comment

  1. Hah. Great metaphor and, on a literal level, a scary concept. I often think of monkeys throwing poo and, in my baguazhang form, we have a number of monkey poses that are frightening in their combat concepts: like monkey spits food.

    Fun post.

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