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Self-confidence vs Egotism?
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:02:07 pm »
Hello! This is a general question on Buddhist teachings on a specific area of life.
My question is: how does one maintain confidence within oneself without being attached to the ego?
At first it seems kind of contradictory, since confidence in oneself, to me, first implied that there is an ego or self to be confident in, and therefore it would affirm that self or only make the attachment to one's ego stronger.
On the other hand, in daily practice it seems that in order to travel the Buddhist path successfully one needs to have faith in oneself.

So for an example I made up off the top of my head, let's say there's an artist who's also a Buddhist. Maybe he's a business man. He wants to succeed in life in his field, but he also practices Buddhism and wants to let go of the skahndas and aggregates and cease suffering. Is it possible, then, to be confident in one's life journey and also not be attached to the ego? How so? Thanks!

 


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