Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ego & Love - Part 4 of 5
One may ask: Did not one reduce the fatness of the Ego by dispassion, shama and dama?
What was reduced was only the fat in the mind and the intellect.
It is true that they were cleaned, sharpened, churned and reduced. But the Ego is more subtle than these.
It is the one which drags us into the mire of duality, without our even knowing that it is so dragging us!
We may not be outwardly bragging with pride: “I have got dispassion; shama and dama, etc. have been achieved by me”.
But inwardly without our being conscious of it, this individualised ego which has separated itself from the ParamAtmA, will be patting itself on its achievements.