MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 17-3.
Chapter -17. Avidya And Ahankara-3.
3. The Curse Of Egoism
Ahankara is, after all, nothing.
But, tremendous is its influence!
Maya means Ahankara.
Mind is another name for Ahankara.
World means Ahankara.
The sprout of Ahankara ramifies here and there with its long branches of 'mine' and 'thine'.
It is inveterate.
Ahankara wants to live in flesh (Abhinivesa or clinging to life), to eat flesh and to embrace flesh.
This is pure Ajnana (ignorance) only.
Look at Maya's deception and wholesale swindling!
Beware! Awake! Get Jnana.
Just as the cloud screens the sun, so also this cloud of Ahankara screens the 'Jnana Surya', the Infinite Sun of Knowledge, Brahmam.
You cannot realise God, if you have the least tinge of egoism, if you have the slightest attachment to name and form, if you have the least tinge of Vasana or if you have the least trace of worldly desire in the mind.
Next : 4. How To Eradicate Ahankara
To be continued ....