When is there ego?
By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Published: 02nd October 2013 08:20 AM |
When you don’t get attention.
When you seem to be losing attention.
When you get attention. (Laughter)
Ego causes heaviness, discomfort, fear, anxiety. Ego doesn’t let love flow.
Ego is separateness, non-belongingness, wanting to prove and to possess.
Ego can be transcended by knowing the Truth, by inquiring “Who am I?”
Often you feel contempt or jealousy towards someone with ego. Instead you should have compassion.
Ego has a positive aspect: ego drives one to do work. A person can do a job out of joy, compassion, or out of ego. Most of the work in the society is for boosting the ego In Satsang, work is done out of love.
When you wake up and see that there is nothing to be proved and nothing to possess ego dissolves.
Excerpts from the book An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar www.artofliving.org