On bad actions and the ego // Aldous Huxley

On bad actions and the ego // Aldous Huxley

“The truth is, of course, that non-attachment can be practised only in regard to actions intrinsically good or ethically neutral. In spite of everything that Krishna or anyone else may say, bad actions are unannihilatable. They are¬†unannihilatable because, as a matter of brute psychological fact, they enhance the separate, personal ego of those who perform. But ‘the more of the creature,’ as Tauler puts it, ‘the less of God’. Any act which enhances the separate, personal ego automatically diminishes the actor’s chance of establishing contact with reality.”

Aldous Huxley¬†(“Grey Eminence”)

 

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