SRI BHAGAVAN: Please get the whole thing straight. We are not asking you to be free of the self. We are only asking you to be conscious of the self.Helping you to be free of the self is God’s business. You couldn't do that. What the Divine is trying to give you is the Oneness state. In that state, there is no sense of separateness, there is only connectedness. The whole problem with mankind is, people do not feel connected. Basically there is no transformation in man, there is tremendous misery and all this is out of a sense of separateness. You are destroying yourself because you are not able to handle this misery in you. So, this is the condition. You have to lose the sense of separation and you have to feel connected.First you start with your own family, then the world, then you, extend it to the animals, the plants and then finally to God. That is why we use the word oneness. When we speak of oneness with God, we mean actually becoming one with God.