Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.

Revision: 15 Jul 2023


A working definition for humans: The habitual pattern of rejecting what is, labeling what seems to be other as “wrong,” and building a life upon the accumulated misperceptions, judgments, and mistaken beliefs regarding reality.

  • A delusion of separateness.
  • A state of fearfulness based on the belief in separation from THE SUPREME.
  • Absence of awakeness.
  • Absence of clarity.
  • Absence of enlightenment.
  • Adherence to the “crazy idea” of separation.
  • Defended idea of self.
  • Defended sense of self.
  • Defending a sense of self.
  • Defending an idea of self.
  • Divinity/God/Source in a state of confusion.
  • Divinity/God/Source in a state of delusion (for strong or extreme ego).
  • Does not exist as an entity.
  • Fascination with unreality.
  • Hiding from Divinity/God/Source. Hiding from THE SUPREME.
  • Hiding from reality.
  • Hiding from truth.
  • Identification with a sense of separate self.
  • Strong attachment to an idea of self.
  • Strong identification with form.
  • Persistent negation of Divinity/God/Source. Persistent negation of THE SUPREME.
  • Persistent negation of oneness.
  • Persistent negation of reality.
  • Persistent negation of truth.
  • Persistent rejection of Divinity/God/Source. Persistent rejection of THE SUPREME.
  • Persistent rejection of oneness.
  • Persistent rejection of reality.
  • Persistent rejection of truth.
  • Persistent rejection of being Divinity/God/Source. Persistent rejection of being THE SUPREME.
  • Running away from Divinity/God/Source. Running away from THE SUPREME.
  • The prodigal child.
  • Ego is characterized by fearfulness, first and foremost.
  • Ego is insanity.
  • Fascination with ego is ego.
  • Fixation on ego is ego.
  • In profound clarity there is no ego.
  • Thinking as if ego exists is ego.
  • Willfulness.
  • The we that results from egos coming together is a collective expression of egoicity.
  • There is no need to resolve or heal ego. The only necessity is to recognize that there is nothing to defend.
  • When ego is transcended, Supreme Life is remembered.

What is the nature of ego?

  1. Fearful
  2. Confused
  3. Defended
  4. Depressed
  5. Traumatized
  6. Disempowered
  7. Self-centered
  8. Mistaken
  9. Angry


  • “The truth of ego – for there is truth in all things – is that YOU are, in fact, central to all that is. YOU are the center of attention. YOU are ‘God’s gift’ to humanity.”
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