Paul Brunton Daily Note

Remove the concept of the ego from a man and you remove the solid ground from beneath his feet. A yawning abyss seems to open up under him. It gives the greatest fright of his life, accompanied by feelings of utter isolation and dreadful insecurity. He will then clamour urgently for the return of his beloved ego and return to safety once more--unless his determination to attain truth is so strong and so exigent that he can endure the ordeal, survive the test, and hold on until the Overself's light irradiates the abyss.

  • From The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, volume 6
  • Category 8: The Ego
  • Chapter 4: Detaching from The Ego
  • Number: 465

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