from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The union of being and relation as distinguished from, and contrasted with, the ego. See ego.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metaphysics, all that is not the conscious self or ego; the object as opposed to the subject.


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  • In Japan, however, Pure Land saw it's growth as a unique and separate school which teaches that the name of Amida (as in the formula, Namo Amida Butsu) is all that is necessary for salvation, for Amida's love and delivering power grasps the one whose faith, or "true entrusting," is complete and non-ego centered.

    Printing: Boors versus Buddhists

  • That is the state of vipashyana, or the state of non-ego.

    Shambhala Sun - Beyond Present, Past, and Future Is The Fourth Moment, By Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

  • And you think about what a man who -- of really non-ego, you know, even though he was the president of the United States, and, according to people who knew him, instilled that in his children and in his family.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2007

  • Ueda argues that both the ego of the Cartesian cogito, as well as the non-ego (Sanskrit: anâtman; Japanese: muga) of Buddhism, must ultimately be comprehended on the basis of an understanding of the self as a repeated movement through a radical self-negation to a genuine self-affirmation.

    The Kyoto School

  • Just as democracy, hermeneutics, and indeed philosophia itself have particular cultural lineages, so do the ideas of śûnyatâ, mu, and the true self as a non-ego that opens itself to an encounter with others by radically emptying itself.

    The Kyoto School

  • The self, as being-in-the-world, ultimately realizes itself in a moment of absolute self-negation where it dies to itself and stands as a “non-ego” or “empty-being” in the “empty-expanse” which envelopes the horizonal life-world.

    The Kyoto School

  • As with Zen's kôan of Nothingness (mu), a realization of the radical subjectivity of non-ego (mu-ga) entails breaking through the dualistic barrier that artificially separates self and world.

    The Kyoto School

  • This thought is closely tied to the basic Buddhist thesis of “no-self” or “non-ego

    The Kyoto School

  • All of the angry non-ego driven things on this thread looks good.

    Why do the pretty suburban white girls get all the media’s attention?

  • You can't say non-ego, because we all have egos and that's good and bad mostly good.

    Boss wisely banked on Yankee pride


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