Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Book - 2002
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In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal human tendancy, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement-the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 2002
Copyright Date: c1973
ISBN: 9781570629570
1570629579
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 T871c 2002
Characteristics: xiii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Baker, John
Casper, Marvin

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Nov 13, 2014

While the title may arouse confusion at first, the gist of the matter is straight forward enough. The ego can and will use even the most powerful tools of positive self transformation available to thwart our personal development.
Since personal development involves the subjugation of ego, it only makes sense that the ego will do everything in its power to preserve its influence up to and including adoption of said spiritual path in an effort to undermine positive, concrete development
Be careful with your "self" :)

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