Yes, this lines up with what I’ve read.
Of course there’s something or what is speaking?
What is the inner monologue, if not Freud’s ego?
Ego holds the reins between id and superego.
Id is the enemy. Rampant desire. Hidden.
What holds the id? Ego.
Superego can be an enemy if neurotic or misinformed. Hidden.
What holds it? Ego.
You need ego.
Ego is the nice guy here. Ego is never the enemy.
You need identity.
It’s incredible they claim to be a vegan biswicurious lemur from the future, whatever identity, but then go on to claim they don’t have an ego.
Ego when formless produces no identity and no opinions.
Read a damn book about the terms you use. It’s a technical term and layman use is really for overwhelming id and WEAK ego. Ego is never hidden so we refer to it often, it’s observable, because it’s faulty by being too weak, confusing regular people, who assume it’s too strong because we keep discussing it but the force behind is coming from other constructs. Psychodynamic 101. Further battering that weakness with meditation or whatever else will make your neurotic desire-based anxiety worse.
It’s like saying there’s no Buddha. They refer to the individual, idiots.