The Ego:

The second component that constitute Man is the ego.  In the first part of this article we discussed the first component, the body.

We may investigate the example of a computer’s components in relation to the component of Man.  The screen and the outer cover of the hard drive, along with the speakers and the keyboard- as an example of the body-the outer shell along with it’s faculties ( the senses and other body mechanical functions).  The Ego is the hard drive. While the power, or the energy,that brings all that to life is the spirit or the soul.

The ego consists of: The mind, the consciousness, and the self.

The Mind:

Personality, desires, preferences, habits, wants, fears, ideas and opinions are all under the category of the mind.

The simple mind is made to follow the instinct, the raw desire that feed the body and tend to it.  Human share this simple layer of the mind with animals and beasts.  Those who follow their desires without discipline or moral compass act like animals void of their humanity.  They indulge in their desires and live for the moment regardless of the consequences.  Those may eat indiscriminately regardless of the nature or the source of the food.  They follow their lust and greed, again indiscriminately regardless of the consequences or the legality.  Extreme cases of those who are at the same level with the beasts and animals are criminals who may cheat, steal, lie, hurt, or even kill to gain what they want.

The Consciousness:

The moral compass or GPS programing, the innate that is inclined (or programmed)  towards Goodness & Righteousness; yet (if corrupted) is capable to give reason and justification to evil and wrong doing.

The Self:

The personal entity, the individual stamp that is responsible to follow right or wrong based on discipline to do what is right not what feels right.  The self is the collective composition of the mind and the consciousness, it has the free will to wield them towards goodness or be corrupted by them to do harm or evil.

The Self is the porter or the link to the soul.  The soul takes the form of the kind of self that inhibits.  If the Self is purified through discipline and righteousness- the soul will remain in its original form of purity and light.

On the other hand, if the self is corrupted and inclined towards only feeding the desires of the body, the Light energy of the soul will be diminished according to the level and the degree of corruption.

Indeed he succeeds who purifies it.

Understanding and being aware of the composition of our existence, we can easily identify where the problem or weakness come from.  People who are indulged in material objects that fulfill the needs of one layer of their being while neglecting the other components-are often left unfulfilled and lead an imbalance existence.   People who do not discipline the mind and act only on mere instincts and habits…they tend to have a distorted reality, corrupt moral compass, false reasoning of right and wrong, and suffer from media and other sources of manipulation and fear mongering politicians.

Our Maker hath granted us the choice that is free and bestowed upon us Humanity.  Living without recognizing the One who Hath Created us is an aimless existence and an unfulfilled life.  Identifying the Maker lead us to understand the component of our being and realizing our rights and responsibilities in this vast world.  I pray that my words will lead others to think, reflect, and ponder.  Let us all recognize our humanity and act responsibly with goodness towards each other and towards the world that we live in.



11 thoughts on “The Components of Man-Part 2©

    1. Yes, I agree. There should be no compulsion to belief a certain way. Belief is a personal individual journey to attain peace with oneself and with the universe. Cannot create war for that 😉
      “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error” Quran 2:256


  1. I see that we are of different faiths, my friend. But there are certainly beliefs we hold in common. Your statement, “Living without recognizing the One who Hath Created us is an aimless existence and an unfulfilled life,” is one of them!

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    1. Thank you so much, and I agree with you. Our differences is the ingredient that enrich our lives and our intellect. Our humanity and our connection to our Creator unite us and bond us all.
      “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you. Indeed, God is Knowing and Acquainted.” Quran 49:13


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