Friends, Mortals, Global Citizens, Lend Me Your Ears. The Ego is No More!
“ Friends, Mortals, Global Citizens, lend me your ears; I come to bury the Ego, not to praise him. The evil that men do rises through the Ego; The good is oft interred with their Soul; So let it be with Ego. The noble Soul Hath told you Ego was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And conscientiously must Ego answer it. Here, under the guidance of the Soul – For Your Inner Self is an honorable being; So are all souls, all honorable beings – Come I to speak in Ego’s funeral. He was my friend, faithful yet devious to me: But my Soul says he was ambitious; And the Soul is an honorable being. Ego hath brought many weaknesses to Humanity Whose ransoms did all of universal beings fill: Did this in Ego seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, the Rich Ego hath rejoiced: Ambition should be made of Selfless stuff: Yes the Ego was ambitious; And the Soul is honorable. You all did reflect yourself in the mirrorPresenting the Ego a kingly crown, Which he never did refuse but only ask for more: was this ambition? The Soul says he was ambitious; And, sure, the Soul is honorable. I speak to lend a voice to the Soul, And here I am to speak what I do know. You all love your Ego, with various cause: What cause withholds you then, to rise from it all? O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And Souls have lost their reason. Bear with me; My heart is with the Soul rejoicing at the defeat of Ego,And I must never cease, for Ego is no more!”– from Julius Caesar, spoken by Marc Antony, paraphrased by Aditya
When the Soul buries the Ego, One is Enlightened