vipassana day 3

“the death of the ego is not your death; the death of the ego is really your possibility of life.  the ego is just a dead crust around you, it has to be broken and thrown away.  it comes into being naturally—just as a traveler collects dust on his clothes, on his body, and he has to take a bath to get rid of the dust. 

as we move through time, the dust of our experiences, our knowledge, of the life we have lived, of the past, collects.  that dust becomes the ego.  it accumulates and becomes a crust around you, which has to be broken and thrown away.  one has to take a bath every day, in fact every moment, so that this crust never becomes a prison.” - “being in love: how to love with awareness and relate without fear” by osho