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Ahamkara

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Species first encountered by humans on Venus, say to resemble dragons, They were exterminated by order of Tower. Ahamkara appeared some time after Traveler Terraformed Venus. They are described as dragons that make promises, and many Guardians make deals with them for knowledge and power. Tower came to the decision that the price of these deals was too high, and ordered that Ahamkara be made extinct in what came to be known as the Great Ahamkara Hunt. 2 Evidence suggests that it was primarily Warlocks that were responsible for wiping them out, although some non-Warlocks certainly contribute. 3 Following their extinction, Ahamkara continue to be of interest to Guardians, although study of Ahamkara-lore is frowned upon by many.

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Philosophical implications

To have an understanding of this term is to have a powerful tool for understanding nature and behaviour of ourselves and of others. Vedic philosophy teaches that when one's mind is in a state of Ahamkara, one is in a state of subjective illusion, where the mind has bind concept of one's self with external thing. That thing can be tangible, material object, or it can be a concept. Ego is involved in constructing illusion. In both cases, mind has created a state of illusion, but it seems very real to person in that state, and subjectivity and reality are obscure. This deeply illusory state is what can often cause people to do the strangest, oddest things, sometimes evil, and often quite out of character. All humans can-and usually do at some time in their lives-suffer from this.

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Ahamkara and spiritual development

Ahamkar or Ahamkara in Sanskrit literally means form of Self-sense or actions of Self-sense. The former meaning applies if 'kara' is used in sense of form, and the latter if it is used to denote actions actions. Thus, egoism is generally used to denote egoism or sense of individuality. Opposite of ahamakara is nirhamakara. It is also the state of Sankara or Vishnu, Lord of the universe. Early Upanishads often speak of Self as aham or associate words with it, as in the case of aham Brahmasmi. Another name of egoism is anava, quality of being atomic or small, which is considered responsible for bondage and suffering. But the most commonlu used word for egoism is Ahamkara. Egoistic person, ahmakari, abides in his own individuality and remains centered on egoism. His egoism is physical when he identifies himself with his body, mental when he develops attachment to external objects and subtle when he incurs karma and suffers from births and deaths. In Samkhya, yoga and other Hindu schools and in other related religions of Hinduism, such as Buddhism and Jainism, ahmakara or ego-sense is an aspect of Prakriti. It forms part of the internal organ and subtle body. Mixed with gunas, namely sattva, rajas and tamas, it experiences desires and attachments of various kinds which keep the inner self in bondage. Egoism is crystallization of pre existing thoughts and desires resulting in a shadow Self, which is subject to ignorance, duality and illusion that veil true Self and lets ego-sense take charge of mind and body and act as if it is real Self. Ahamakara is not mere self pride or arrogance, except in a very narrow sense. In a wider sense, it is very feeling of separation that makes one feel distinct and different from the rest of creation and creator. If I am is ego-sense, I am Iam is nature of eternal Individual Self. The state of I am Iam denotes absence of separation and duality. Ego experience objectivity. It relates itself with the external world. Hence it is always in state of I am this or I am that. The state of Iam I am is referenced to the old Testament, when God introduced Himself to Moses on the mountain as I am I am. The State truly describes the nature of Brahman. The whole universe is permeate with sense of I. There is nothing else. It is one Self that appears as many. Feelings of you and I exist in our limited consciousness. Brahman Himself has both manifest and unmanifested aspects. In his unmanifested aspect, there is not sense of I at all. It is neither this nor that. It has not state. In contrast manifest Brahman has I-sense or ego-sense. He is therefore also known as a Primal Being or Universal Being. His ego, unlike ours, is infinite and free from bondage and delusion.

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Ahamkara in Yoga Meditation

This is an ancient term that was first used in Vedic texts some 3 000 years ago and was then used in Hindu philosophy, with it being particularly relevant in s amkhya philosophy. It is one of four different elements that make up antahkarana. Others are known as buddhi, manas and chitta. Lord Krishna says to Arjuna that it is necessary that ahamkara be remove, meaning that ego must be eradicated in order to achieve true spiritual enlightenment. It is sometimes called an instrument of spirit and can lead to undesirable feelings such as pride, jealousy and hate.

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Overview

Ahamkara were said to be wish-fulfilling dragons, and were sought after by many Guardians for paracausal gifts they grant. After much debate, it was decided that bargains made with these creatures came at too high a price, beginning the Great Hunt in which Ahamkara were made all but extinct. Survivors are rumor to have been spotcheck as far out as Jupiter and Io Currently, only known survivor is Rive, formerly raised under Mara Sov who was then taken by Oryx, now serving under Savathun. Ahamkara bones were subsequently incorporated into charms and new varieties of armor. These were known to cause auditory hallucinations in their bearers, as if bones were speaking to them. Ahamkara draw upon their wish-granting magic from Anthem Anatheme to transform desire into reality to suit one's purposes, using characteristic phrases when addressing other beings, taking the form of o / Oh mine. This phrase is apparently a curse, invoking paracausal powers of ownership over addressee. Worm Gods and Cabal Emperor Calus have also been recorded as using this same phrase, suggesting either relationship between three or universal applicability of this phrase. Ahamkara are believed to have been sent by Nine to fulfill some purpose within the Solar System. However, it is suspected by Ikora Rey that after the Great Hunt, Nine sought to utilize Guardians for the same purpose as Ahamkara. Awake have had extensive experience with Ahamkara, with some rumors claiming that Awoken discovered them living within rocky planetoid that was used to build the foundations of Dreaming City. Techeun Shuro Chi, however, suspect that Ahamkara originally were sent by Nine. In course of their dealings with Ahamkara, Awoken learn that mirrors and other reflective surfaces can be used to see through Ahamkara's illusions, leading them to strategically place polished, reflective geodes as countermeasures in certain areas of Dreaming City.

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History

Riven, desiring to escape from Dreaming City, manipulates Uldren Sov into unsealing only know gateway to Dreaming City from tangle Shore, from which Riven sent take Chimera. However, abomination was soon slain by the Guardian, denying rive any chance of leaving Dreaming City. After the Guardian enters Dreaming City, Mara Sov orders the Guardian to slay Riven and tear out her heart. 6 Guardians would then Raid Awoken watchtower in Dreaming City, where Riven was trap. After a fierce battle, Riven was slain and her heart cleansed by Techeuns Kalli and Shuro Chi. However, feeding off of power from granting wish to 6 elite Guardians, Riven was able to grant one last wish, manipulating laws of ascendancy and causing Dreaming City to be curse in an endless 3-week time loop. With defeat of Riven, Ahamkara are no longer present in the Sol system. Whether they are truly extinct or not remains to be see.

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Biology

Ahamkara are shape-shifters, seemingly capable of taking on any form they desire. Most often, they seem to prefer dragon-like or serpentine forms, hence the name wish-dragons. They are know to alter their forms in response to the expectations of their viewers; when Riven encounters Guardian Savin, for example, she responds to his preconceptions by shifting into a more monstrous form. At various points, Riven was also known to adopt shapes of winged and crest beast, needle-nosed basilisk, or antlered creature with tiger's paws. After her taking and corruption of Dreaming City, Riven manifest to Guardian as an enormous serpentine, claw and tentacled creature, with a fanged head covered by numerous eyes and protected by folding bone plates. Other Ahamkara are recorded as having adopted forms of other species, such as humans or Vex, in the course of fulfilling various Guardians' wishes. Ahamkara vary greatly in size, effect caused both by growth and their shapeshifting nature. When Riven was young, she was small enough to fit in one of Uldren's hands; as time pass, she grew so large her head alone was sometimes the size of Pike.'s Ahamkara Azirim grow in size after influencing and leading large number of Awoken to their deaths, perhaps result of having feed upon their desires. Perhaps as result of their shapeshifting abilities, Ahamkara skeletal remains display great diversity in size and form. Ahamkara skulls, for example, may feature two, four or no eye sockets, may or may not have horns, and exhibit a range of different tooth shapes. The consistent feature appears to be split lower jaw, not unlike pair of arthropod mandibles. Ahamkara appear to have a central core, referred to as their heart, that may be extracted upon their death. In the case of Riven, this heart takes form of a spherical bubble enclosing a compressed pocket of space, which can be entered by Guardians. During the process of extracting Riven's heart, Guardian within heart may observe a pair of massive hands in the distance, presumably belonging to the Guardian who is holding the heart. The Existence of this heart curiously parallels the ravenous heart of Oryx, the King, which persists beyond his death and lives on within the weapon Touch of Malice, and that of Nokris, Herald of Xol, who bequeaths his heart to Xol in exchange for forbidden knowledge. Ahamkara were studied on Venus by Ishtar Academy because of their unique genome, which contains unknown new proteins. They were apparently parasitic in some sense, one of several pieces of evidence which may indicate some relationship to worms.

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