What does ridding the ego mean? The key is to pay attention to what you already intuitively know. You can’t possibly get rid of your strong healthy sense of ego. There is a difference between having an ego and being egotistic. Don’t get rid of something that is productive. What is a bodhisattva? Somebody who takes a bow to come back and help people to their own development.
In Mahayana Buddhism, bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for a being with bodhi (enlightenment). A bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Zen Cohan: From the Zen tradition are little teachings that take a lifetime to understand.
I have good news and bad news what do you want first? The bad news is your falling. The good news, there is no bottom. What do you mean? There is no bottom so might as well enjoy the fall.