Wednesday, April 16, 2008

D.: How is the ego to be got rid of?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: The ego must be held in order to get rid of it. Hold it first and the rest will be easy.

D.: How is that to be held?

M.: Do you mean to say that there is one ego to hold another ego or to eliminate the other? Are there two egos?

D.: How shall I pray to God?

M.: There must be `I' who prays to God. `I' is certainly immediate and intimate, whereas God is not thought so. Find out that which is more intimate and then the other may be ascertained and prayed to if necessary.

~ Talk 580, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi

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