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A contradiction within itself-New Age Spirituality

I’m back from a two week holiday in the sticks & I’m causing trouble already!!

Is New age spirituality a contradiction within itself when it judges judgment & the ego as being bad, judgment is bad because it’s of being judgmental & the ego is judged as being bad because it’s of desires according to new age spiritualists.

Isn’t judging being judgmental a judgement therefore bad within itself & to judge the ego as being bad isn’t that being judgemental? So are new age spiritualists actually manifesting the so called bad of the world? You have got to wonder because before they became spiritually aware they didn’t have a problem with egos & judgment & a multitude of other things.

Take the following quote that was recently presented on an internet site “The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment”, enjoyment usually represents attachments of some kind as an emotional human being can’t attach itself usually to something that isn’t enjoyable in some way, this would psychologically be impossible.

I could go on with this but the question is, is new age spirituality a contradiction within itself & is it manifesting/adding to the problems in the world?


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    May 10 2013: .

    Invalid happiness makes the "contradiction".
    Be Happy Validly and all will be OK.
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      May 10 2013: G'day W.Ying

      Simple but it says it all in a nut shell. Are spiritually aware people happy if they desire to be better than they are or are suppose to be & is this not of the ego? Why do so many spiritually aware people desire to manifest a better existence other than what they have obviously chosen to live in? Be happy, content & accepting & through this it will be OK because a manifested better existence will happen automatically if you do as you have said here I believe.

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        May 11 2013: .Hi Mathew,

        My answers to your questions:

        (1) To the first;
        Not ego if not greed
        because valid happiness is the feeling of things being a-step-better for keeping our DNA alive.

        (2) To the second:


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          May 11 2013: G'day W.Ying

          I do find it strange how one can exclude the ego when we are the ego otherwise we wouldn't have egotistically bothered existing in a physical reality like this one so from the start we are of the ego. The ego is exceptionally positive because without the ego our DNA wouldn't evolve & neither would our souls I believe even egotism can be a positive thing as discussed in other replies.

          Are you saying we didn't choose to live in a certain way or are you saying that many spiritually aware people don't desire to manifest a better existence when you said wrong?

          I believe we all have chosen to build up on a new species which we call man living out our different modes of thought which is DNA building. I think many new age spiritualists do desire a better existence which is what we are suppose to be doing anyway but one can't build up on a new or better existence without the ego but of course I could be wrong like anyone else.


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