Egotism

From The SpiritWiki


Egotism is the practice of thinking and talking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance. Egotism is a sign of damaged Bodily Ego and is an obstacle to Connection.

List of Connection Obstacles

Connection Obstacles > Egotism, Fear, Hypocrisy, Interference, Passion, Resentment, Three Poisons, Toxic Attachment, Undisciplined Mind, Wrong Action, Wrong Environment, Wrong Thought

Notes

"It is an infamous thing to exalt oneself and to prefer oneself to all other creatures. You should learn a lesson from the pupil of the eye, which sees everyone else, and does not see itself. Shams Al-Din Hafiz" [1]

Footnotes

  1. Smith, Margaret. Readings from the Mystics of Islam. Westport, CT: PIR Publications, 1994. https://amzn.to/2MdrfqB.