Posted by Oneness Ecuador on November 5, 2008 at 2:07 AM
This is a common question in our mind, as we have an opinion/view that
- without Ego; it is impossible to survive in this so called modern
world. But let us know what Sri Bhagavan has to say on this matter :-
Bhagavan, sometimes when we are speaking to people in the Corporate
Sector or elsewhere Bhagavan, when we talk about the ego ? they often
have this condition/view, 'they say without the ego, it is very
difficult for us to survive. If we are not egoistic, the world will
dominate us, we would be finished.' Is it really possible
Bhagavan, to be really free of the ego and still function in the world;
still be successful in the world; still be a part of this competitive
Yes! Infact if you are free of the ego, you would be extremely
successful. So, what we have to distinguish between is, The Self and
The Ego. Self is an ambition. The will to fight it out. The will to
achieve. Now, we are not talking of those things here. The Ego on the
other hand makes you positional. When you become positional, you don?t
understand what the other person is talking. There is no listening.
Hence, there is no learning. Therefore you have every chance of losing.
You have every chance of losing a business order. You have every chance
of losing a good employee. You have every chance of losing a good
insight. That way the ego proves to be very harmful for corporate
success. Here, you must know we are not talking of the self. The Self
must very much be there; if you want to achieve success in the world.
We are not talking about that. We are talking of the Ego and its games,
which is harmful in the process of achieving success. So, you must learn to distinguish between the two.