What is Ego?
The belief that "I am John" is ego. In reality, you are pure Soul. To realize this, true knowledge is required. A Gnani(Self realized person) can grace you with this.
Do you know the real science behind the ego?
So, what is ego? Ego means ‘I’. It refers to existence: 'I am'. All living beings are aware of their own existence – “I am”. However, they do not know who they are – “What I am”. This is why all of us mistakenly believe the body or name given to it as ourselves. For example, one would say, ‘I am John,' but that is a name given to identify the body. You are not 'John' and yet you believe you are ‘John’.
To say that which you are not in reality is called egoism. “I am this body”, “I am an engineer”, “I am her husband”, “I am of this age”, “I am fat”, etc. are all forms of egoism. Param Pujya Dadashri says, that one is not to remove the ego, one has to remove egoism.
Read on to know more about what is ego and egoism.
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