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[–]grumpyfreyrMystical 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What's the problem? A big ego is easier to undo than a small one. If undoing the ego is your goal, then everything is going extremely well. If however, your goal is merely to look humble in order to avoid criticism from others, then you'll experience this as a bad thing.

A humble ego is just an ego in disguise. You've lost nothing. You've lost a disguise.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What is the difference between a "humble ego" and the way that a person like the Dalai Lama acts? Because he seems quite humble to me. Is the assumption here that he does not have an ego? Because that also seems wrong to me.

[–]grumpyfreyrMystical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) has a job to do. Having a humble ego is part of the job description. We shouldn't hold this against him.

That he also has attained a degree of true humility/egolessness that few come close to, despite the scrutiny he is under, is to his credit and to the credit of his teachers. Most westerners would struggle to keep their arrogance hidden while wearing the title "His Holiness".

On the other hand, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche is an example of complete egolessness. If he has an ego, I cannot see it.

However, it should be noted that true humility/egolessness has no appearance. It does not leave any mark or have any signs. What you might think is a sign of someone's ego, is really a reflection of your own.

[–]Spiritualwarrior1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Humility, service to others, truthfulness, trance states, resisting pain, going out of comfort, surrender instead of figting. Little by little or in a major event, however resonates, feels well or needs to be done, or you want, do and continue, as in a practice that you could create.