The ego's game of one-upmanship. (1 min 15 sec)
1. The idea of oneness suggests that we're interconnected and part of a single divine reality.
2. The ego is the aspect of our mind that seeks to maintain separation, individuality, and control.
3. It seduces us into believing in competition, hierarchy, and specialness, which are contrary to the notion of oneness.
4. Ego usurping oneness.
The ego's desire for individual superiority leads to the illusion of separation instead of recognizing the inherent oneness of all minds.
5. Ego's competitive nature.
The ego thrives on competition. This creates a false sense of being the "winner" or the "best," which is contrary to the idea of shared unity.
6. Promotion of specialness.
The ego tries to make us feel special in order to reinforce a sense of separation. This goes against the principle of recognizing that what we are is shared and unified.
7. Misuse of oneness.
The ego twists the concept of oneness to its advantage, using it to build its own identity. In this way, we can never experience a genuine spiritual understanding of oneness.