“Is there an elephant inside of me?” Anna thought. Maybe she was thinking out loud because the teacher answered.
‐ Yes there is. Some people call it ego; some refer to it as self, and the rest call it the thinking mind. I call it an elephant. It’s much more precise expression than any of these more professional but ambiguous terms...
quote:The book is quite nice, and I like the illustrations, but I really cannot understand what the elephant has to do with the human ego.
As far as I know, humans are the only ones who have an ego, and we cannot be arrogant enough to blame another being for our defects.
Thank you again for the interesting post Teo.