Dharma is just simple truth. But truth can be diverted or challenged or relocated by all kinds of conceptual ideas. Truth can be cut into pieces by one’s own individual aggression. There is also the possibility that our individual aggression is regarded not as dirty aggression but as very polite aggression, smeared with honey and milk. Such aggression is known as an ego trip, and it needs to be cut through.
From Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness, page 66.