Ego is so developed. In the Western countries where they are so developed, ego has also developed, and they have to find out what’s wrong with them. This ego comes from certain consciousness that you have been something great, you are this, you are that, your parents have been great maybe, your property is great or maybe you are occupying very big position, or anything. It can come from anything, and this consciousness is against your awareness because it’s not true. You are not anything being molded by these outside things, but you are molded by your own awareness within yourself. This awareness has to grow – from where? Is to understand how do we get this ego.
So the main thing is to understand the power of love. Power of love is the highest and the greatest, and if you can manage somehow or other to give up your anger, give up your greed and also your ego if you can do that, you can be in Sahastrara. Now just see the sport of ego. It stops your ascent further.
So first of all we have to correct our ego. For this ego, what should we do? For this ego we should watch ourselves and laugh at ourselves. What ego do we have, of what? If you can reduce your ego, if you can bring it to the actual sense of your being, then it will work out better. I find it in the West, this ego is very strong – very, very strong. And whatever they do wrong they think is correct, because ego can support you in every way. While on the contrary those people who are developing, the countries who are not yet developed, there the people, problem is not of ego but of superego. That can be corrected. But ego is your own enemy created by you. So you have to fight it, and see for yourself from where it is coming. It might be country-wise, it might be family-wise, it can be from anywhere.
So first of all we must watch out for the ego, if it is Sahastrara we have to enter into.