In this episode, Eckhart talks about the sense of guilt which has plagued humanity through the centuries. He says it’s part of the ego’s dysfunction: the feeling that not only is there something wrong with the world, there’s also something wrong with me. Eckhart explains certain religious traditions have interpreted this as God’s punishment - we believe somehow we are at fault when bad things happen. He says this results in a heavy pain body burdened by resentments, grievances and also the sense of being a victim. Eckhart says these are ego identities based on faulty thinking. He believes what’s needed is wisdom so we can free ourselves to find our true identity - some traditions call it our Buddha nature or Christ consciousness. Eckhart says this aspect of us cannot be harmed by what has happened to us; it is not touched by suffering. He believes we must look inside to find this timeless essence that lives within each of us.
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