Questions About False Ego

ASK BVKS | March 11, 2012 |

English;

Question:

Maharaj, after listening to lectures I could understand that the main cause of our miseries is our ego. I want to know the following.

  1. What is the ego?
  2. What are the symptoms of the ego?
  3. What is the nutrition for the ego?
  4. Where does this ego stay?
  5. How to kill this ego?
  6. How can we divert ego to Lord's service as we try to divert our anger in the service of the Lord?
  7. Does this ego also exist in the spiritual world?

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