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The Anti Ego is hat part oft Ego that is built from information about things you do not like. For many people this part constitutes the largest part of Ego.
The Anti-Ego is the informational guide for strategies like Anti-War, Anti-Sex, Anti-Apartheid, Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Consumerism, Anti-Semitism, Atheism, Anti-pain, Anti-discomfort, Anti-Insecurity or any other feeling/ thinking / acting from the point of “Anti…”.
Like with any other believe that forms the EGO it is not that “Anti” believes are worse than any other believe but they are very common and have great potential to become a strong attractor.
The Non-duality religion like Advaita is teaching that this part can be reduced or eliminated by believing/ realizing that there are no polarities/opposites, that there is only Oneness and all else just a fictitious creation of our mind.
All our perceptions are based on polarities like light and darkness, soft and hard, hot and cold, sweet and sour and our thought mechanism is also based on polarities like YES and NO. So it is impossible to make anyone live a life based on this idea of Non-duality, but is as sweet idea that consequently will always find followers. The polarity of Life and Death is certainly an uneasy one – a friend of mine wrote 2 books about “Physical Immortality is real”, he died last December at a young age.
The problem of duality is not that duality is an illusion but that we often do not like one of the poles and label it as unwanted/bad/false/unreal/illusory/ evil/sinful as in this comment : http://mindconscioushypnosis-psychologicalhealth.com/ego-part-1-what-is-ego/#comments
As a result we not only feel uncomfortable when experiencing the unwanted pol but we try to get it out of our lives by ignoring it, sometimes to a degree that it subjectively becomes invisible and some even punish themselves when experiencing it.
The missing link in the evolutionary steps required is often that you can jump right on believing/ worshipping/ perusing Oneness under any name – be it Light/ Love/ OM/ God without first totally accepting the realm of Duality. Not only accepting with lip-service but through many years of practice that does not avoid the polarities. This is the realm of Information which not only comes in form of words but likewise as emotions, sensations, events – all having in common that they exist in pairs like love and hate, hard and soft, favorable and unfavorable.
When we accept that some things are simply uncomfortable/ not easy/ frightening/ hard we do not need to build the whole construct that turns them into something that should be avoided at all cost. This however gets more difficult in a culture that holds ideas like “Take it easy”, “All is light”, “Everyone is beautiful”, “All you do is right for you”. All based on the believe that duality is not real, which is true on the soul-level but to bypass the realm of duality will not work.
This is a reaction to a totally misunderstood concept of “Evil” in religion. Genesis narrates that the serpent tempted Eve by telling her “”God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil””… and that is exactly what they got – the concept of “good and evil”, but what they did not get and what is the whole purpose of many lives is the understanding that the GOOD has the possibility to get better not despite of the Evil but because of it. (Goethe Faust lets Mephisto say “I am the force that only wants evil while always creating the Good”).
The purpose of life is not to believe in Non-Duality nor in Devil or Sin but first to get more and more accepting for the difficult or “untouchable” in our lives. How do you get more accepting? Not by lip-service but by living these “untouchable” situations with more willingness, realizing that they are the way to transform us into something better than what we are.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.