Now the left side, as you see here, is the side which is the emotional side within us, is also the power of desire. Is the emotional side which gives us our subconscious, and beyond that is our collective subconscious. On the right-hand side we have another power of action, that our desire we try to put in the action, and this power of action gives us our future and sustains our physical and mental activities. As a result of that we develop an institution in our head called ‘ego’. Everyone has it, there’s nothing to be frightened of. When we do something, we feel we have done it and that is a myth, but still we carry on with the myth because we have not yet seen the reality.
The another one is the left-side power within us, by which we receive the aggression of others, by which we have our past, gives us an institution as a by-product of our activity, emotional activity, an institution like a balloon you will see there, called as ‘super-ego’. These two things meet in the head just like this as you grow, and the calcification takes place on top of your head near the fontanel bone area, and this soft area which is pulsating in childhood becomes completely covered.
Thus you developed your I-ness, you become Mr. X, Y, Z and all that. You develop your own freedom. This is the freedom that you have achieved to be Mr. X, Mr. Y, Mr. Z.
After achieving this you start using the second center, which is the center of your creativity, the center of your action. Animals do not have any ego. Of course, if they live with human beings they may develop, but otherwise they have no ego at all. And if you do something wrong, you feel hurt, you feel guilty.
Animals never feel guilty because it is in their nature to kill another animal, it is in their nature to eat, so they never feel guilty. It’s only human beings who’ll say, ‘Oh, I should not have said this. I should have not done this.’ This is only human quality that we feel guilty, it is only human quality that we aggress others.