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Re: Which planet represents the ego in Vedic astrology?

Originally Posted by RishiRahul View Post
In Vedic astrology, Ego is termed bad.

'Ego' cannot be different in English Language and Vedic astrology.
'Ego' is a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
Without Ego we cannot survive. An Ego can be inflated, deflated or humbled.
The truest spiritual seekers were able to humble their Ego.

Vedic astrology teachings surely meant to say that much Ego is an unwanted thing and is bad.


Your google-quote also mentions that:
"the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity."

Egotism (Hitler is often given as an extreme example and so also some modern leaders ;-) ] display this exaggerated trait! Most folks tend to mean some degree of egotism when they use the term *ego*. Just not to complicate this, there are also egoism and narcissism which have specific meanings and tend to be even more pathological...! These are not degrees of ego but distinctly different terms and states of mind and personality.

It is neither semantics, nor vedic vs english (in fact ego is a term which is not even vedic, sanskrit or hindi, jyotish, astrological etc). Sadly, something gets seriously (and unintentionally perhaps...?) lost in the translation!

Ego-integrity is indeed essential for staying in touch with reality (worldly, social, how we interact with and perceive others, etc. The ABSOLUTE REALITY presumably quite beyond Ego and only available to the emancipated, realized but RARE individuals -- the TRUE Param Gyanis :-)

Anyways, that is how it appears to be...!

Last edited by Crystalpages; 02-20-2019 at 05:01 PM. Reason: elaboration
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