In the process of uprooting some of my abrasive qualities, my ego slipped out and I hurt a friend's feelings. We both enjoy debate, and while examining some texts in which we took opposite sides I became mindlessly critical of his methods of processing information. I hurt his feelings and feel I owe him a heartfelt apology.
I value the Sangha's wisdom so I ask for help with insight:
How to eliminate the ego? Or maybe how to accept another as they are when they are so close in relationship?