false self

false self

Alternative psychology
A term defined in the context of Swami Ajaya’s inner self-healing process as a false image that a person portrays to the world, which is his or her response to the constellation of ills and poor fortunes suffered in the course of life.
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Along both ranges of hills, which bounded the opposite sides of the lake and valley, clouds of light vapor were rising in spiral wreaths from the uninhabited woods, looking like the smoke of hidden cottages; or rolled lazily down the declivities, to mingle with the fogs of the lower land.
In Saint Stylites, the famous Christian hermit of old times, who built him a lofty stone pillar in the desert and spent the whole latter portion of his life on its summit, hoisting his food from the ground with a tackle; in him we have a remarkable instance of a dauntless stander-of-mast-heads; who was not to be driven from his place by fogs or frosts, rain, hail, or sleet; but valiantly facing everything out to the last, literally died at his post.
We took the train next morning and returned to Baden-Baden through fearful fogs of dust.
Well, the second night a fog begun to come on, and we made for a towhead to tie to, for it wouldn't do to try to run in a fog; but when I paddled ahead in the canoe, with the line to make fast, there warn't any- thing but little saplings to tie to.
There ain't anything there to itch; its head is made out of fog or something like that, and can't itch.
Woodhouse could not bear the idea of her stirring out of her house in the fogs of December.
The clearance was effected at last; the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up; everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again.
Bare-headed as we were, we ran out at once in the gathering evening and the frosty fog.
If Fog were non-existent, all lines would appear equally and indistinguishably clear; and this is actually the case in those unhappy countries in which the atmosphere is perfectly dry and transparent.
Although a fog rolled over the city in the small hours, the early part of the night was cloudless, and the lane, which the maid's window overlooked, was brilliantly lit by the full moon.
The wind suddenly shifted to the northeast, and the remnant of the sea fog melted in the blast.
The island soon showed itself through the dissipating fogs, first the shore, then the summits.