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Egoism is the Same in
Our people do not know
what egoism (ahankar) is at all. What is considered
egoism? Each and every living being (jivatma) possesses egoism. Where there is a
consciousness of 'I am this body' (deha-dhyas), there is
definitely egoism there.
Questioner: Some people's
(egoism) hurts more.
Dadashri: No, egoism is the same everywhere. It is not a
question of whether it hurts or not. Egoism is nothing else. The
only part that is considered egoism is when one applies 'I-ness' to
where one is not. To install 'I'-ness where
it doesn't belong; is called egoism. To believe that 'I', is
where 'I' is not; is egoism. And how many people would this
only the Gnanis (Self-realized; One who
has realised the Self;) have remained free from this.
Therefore, when it concerns egoism, it is not related to the
worldly life (sansar) at all, but it is with one's
alleged intent (aropit bhaav; the belief of 'I am
Chandubhai*'). And this includes the entire world.
you measure the amount of egoism?
it the same amount in everyone?
Dadashri: It is
people seem egoistic, while others appear humble.
is not egoism. No other word can be associated with egoism. Egoism
is the egoism; it is the alleged intent (aropit bhaav -
the belief of 'I am Chandubhai*'). And if the alleged
intent goes away, it will go away immediately. We remove your egoism. To
believe the body to be the Soul (Atma) is
egoism. Wherever this belief of 'I' arises, it is called
egoism. Therefore, when all these ignorant beliefs are "fractured"
(destroyed), egoism disappears.
Whenever Dadashri uses the name 'Chandulal' or the
name of the person Dadashri is addressing, the reader should insert
his or her name for exact understanding.
Spiritual Quotes by Dadashri:
1) Egoism is not a thing. When you
believe 'I am this…I am this…'; it is all egoism. 'I am Pure Soul'
is the only egoless (nirahankar) state.
2) 'I did
this', this gives rise to egoism. 'This is mine', it gives rise to
3) Egoism (ahankar)
is harmful, the moment one realizes that then everything will
become straightforward. The ahankar is not worth
4) There are only two things in the
world: feed the ego(ahankar) or break the ego
(ahankar). One's ego (ahankar) is either being
fed or being destroyed; nothing else happens (in this world) apart
from this two.
5) The ego (ahankar) dies and the
ego (ahankar) lives, but people say that 'I died'.
That which takes birth and dies is the ego, and the Soul is in the
same place (is always intact). Even Pudgal (the atoms that
were charged & which are being discharged in the form of mind,
body, speech) is in the same place. The issue is only of the ego
(ahankar) in the middle.
Gujarati Book Name: Aptavani 10 (U)
: Page# 352 Para 8 to Page# 353 Para 9
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