15938Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Feb 3, 2008A Healthy Ego
"Don't try to get rid of your ego. Without ego,
there's no incentive. Even God has a super-ego,
otherwise why would God create the universe?
Just change your ego. Make it healthy. If you
get rid of it, you will be useless. But if you
purify it by changing 'I' to 'we' and 'mine' to
'our,' then you have gone to the root cause and
transformed it. Then you can develop a strong,
healthy ego. After all, what is ego? It's just
the individual feeling, which eventually disappears
in the universality of God. Until then, it is your
ego that takes you toward God. Without that good ego,
how could you do your sadhana or spiritual practice?
To approach God, you need the ego. But as you get
very close, you lose it."
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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