Table of Contents
   The Flowering of Human Consciousnessp. 1
      Evocationp. 1
      The Purpose of This Bookp. 5
      Our Inherited Dysfunctionp. 8
      The Arising New Consciousnessp. 13
      Spirituality and Religionp. 17
      The Urgency of Transformationp. 20
      A New Heaven and a New Earthp. 23
   Ego: The Current State of Humanityp. 25
      The Illusory Selfp. 27
      The Voice in the Headp. 30
      Content and Structure of the Egop. 34
      Identification with Thingsp. 35
      The Lost Ringp. 38
      The Illusion of Ownershipp. 42
      Wanting: The Need for Morep. 46
      Identification with the Bodyp. 49
      Feeling the Inner Bodyp. 52
      Forgetfulness of Beingp. 53
      From Descartes's Error to Sartre's Insightp. 54
      The Peace That Passes All Understandingp. 56
   The Core of Egop. 59
      Complaining and Resentmentp. 61
      Reactivity and Grievancesp. 64
      Being Right, Making Wrongp. 66
      In Defense of an Illusionp. 67
      Truth: Relative or Absolute?p. 69
      The Ego Is Not Personalp. 72
      War Is a Mind-setp. 74
      Do You Want Peace or Drama?p. 77
      Beyond Ego: Your True Identityp. 77
      All Structures Are Unstablep. 79
      The Ego's Need to Feel Superiorp. 81
      Ego and Famep. 82
   Role-playing: The Many Faces of the Egop. 85
      Villain, Victim, Loverp. 87
      Letting Go of Self-Definitionsp. 89
      Pre-established Rolesp. 90
      Temporary Rolesp. 93
      The Monk with Sweaty Palmsp. 94
      Happiness as a Role Vs. True Happinessp. 95
      Parenthood: Role or Function?p. 97
      Conscious Sufferingp. 101
      Conscious Parentingp. 103
      Recognizing Your Childp. 104
      Giving Up Role-playingp. 106
      The Pathological Egop. 109
      The Background Unhappinessp. 112
      The Secret of Happinessp. 114
      Pathological Forms of Egop. 118
      Work-With and Without Egop. 121
      The Ego in Illnessp. 124
      The Collective Egop. 125
      Incontrovertible Proof of Immortalityp. 127
   The Pain-Bodyp. 129
      The Birth of Emotionp. 131
      Emotions and the Egop. 134
      The Duck with a Human Mindp. 137
      Carrying the Pastp. 139
      Individual and Collectivep. 141
      How the Pain-Body Renews Itselfp. 144
      How the Pain-Body Feeds on Your Thoughtsp. 145
      How the Pain-Body Feeds on Dramap. 148
      Dense Pain-Bodiesp. 151
      Entertainment, the Media, and the Pain-Bodyp. 152
      The Collective Female Pain-Bodyp. 154
      National and Racial Pain-Bodiesp. 157
   Breaking Freep. 161
      Presencep. 164
      The Return of the Pain-Bodyp. 167
      The Pain-Body in Childrenp. 169
      Unhappinessp. 172
      Breaking Identification with the Pain-Bodyp. 174
      "Triggers"p. 177
      The Pain-Body as an Awakenerp. 180
      Breaking Free of the Pain-Bodyp. 183
   Finding Who You Truly Arep. 185
      Who You Think You Arep. 186
      Abundancep. 190
      Knowing Yourself and Knowing About Yourselfp. 192
      Chaos and Higher Orderp. 194
      Good and Badp. 195
      Not Minding What Happensp. 198
      Is That So?p. 199
      The Ego and the Present Momentp. 200
      The Paradox of Timep. 204
      Eliminating Timep. 206
      The Dreamer and the Dreamp. 208
      Going Beyond Limitationp. 210
      The Joy of Beingp. 213
      Allowing the Diminishment of the Egop. 214
      As Without, So Withinp. 217
   The Discovery of Inner Spacep. 223
      Object Consciousness and Space Consciousnessp. 227
      Falling Below and Rising Above Thoughtp. 229
      Televisionp. 230
      Recognizing Inner Spacep. 233
      Can You Hear the Mountain Stream?p. 236
      Right Actionp. 238
      Perceiving Without Namingp. 239
      Who Is the Experiencer?p. 241
      The Breathp. 243
      Addictionsp. 246
      Inner Body Awarenessp. 248
      Inner and Outer Spacep. 250
      Noticing the Gapsp. 253
      Lose Yourself to Find Yourselfp. 254
      Stillnessp. 255
   Your Inner Purposep. 257
      Awakeningp. 259
      A Dialogue on Inner Purposep. 262
   A New Earthp. 279
      A Brief History of Your Lifep. 282
      Awakening and the Return Movementp. 284
      Awakening and the Outgoing Movementp. 288
      Consciousnessp. 291
      Awakened Doingp. 293
      The Three Modalities of Awakened Doingp. 295
      Acceptancep. 296
      Enjoymentp. 297
      Enthusiasmp. 301
      The Frequency-holdersp. 306
      The New Earth Is No Utopiap. 307
   Notesp. 311
   About the Authorp. 315