I was not able to reply to my original question after it was moved to the other post so I am asking a couple more questions.
I read the article that the Lion of Judah gave. Thank you for that. I studied it yesterday, sat with it, re-read it a couple more times to fully try and understand it. I still have a couple questions.
Are you suggesting that there is an ego of "The ego is taking over. What should I do?" That the notion that 'I' need to do something about being overtaken by the ego is an illusion as well?
What am I to do when in the grip of ego?
How does one separate the Observer from the Observed in the moment? Or is this a result of the practice of these teachings, along with trial and error, and meditation over many days or years?
I realize I cannot overcome my mind with more mind, i.e. fight fire with fire, but what should I do when the ego has taken, or is in the process of taking over.
It seems that when one reaches this separation of Observer and Observed then it is more likely not to succumb to such egos as fear, anxiety, anger, greed, lust, etc... Not succumbing in the sense that as soon as the thought is observed then it has nowhere else to go and cannot manifest in emotion of action.
When the egoic thoughts arise I can say to myself that "This is an 'I' which must be disintegrated.' But this does not alleviate the pain that the ego brings.
When my heart is pounding because the ego that has taken over what is the practice? Where should I go?
Many questions, I know. Thank you for answering any or all of them. So very grateful for it.
With much respect,