In general ,ego is not considered good . Most often it is regarded bad and negative . Here ,I’m not going to justify it good or bad ,harmful or advantageous and positive or negative .The purpose ,at present , is only to talk about the reality and relationship between the Ego and the Heart . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the scriptures ,four non physical entities have been mentioned . They are known as MAN ( mind ) ,BUDDHI ( intellect ) , CHITTA ( consciousness ) and AHANKAR ( ego ) . These are such important entities without which humans can not be any way better than animals . If it is taken as the seniority point of view , ego comes in the last . It means ego is the most superior entity . It is the most important and the most powerful master which makes the humans realise their sense of being . The power of thinking , the power of cognition and recognition and the power of emotion can not be noticed without the power of knowing . That power of knowing is ego . This ego is the mother of all powers . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Ego , along with it’s associates should have any abode . That abode is the Heart . We are taught that the biological function of the heart is the reservoir of total physical strength . Here , it is to be thought over carefully that strength is to physical entities and power is to non physical ones . That is why we call hands , legs and other physical organs strong and mind , intellect , intelligence , consciousness and non physical ones powerful . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Can we say that ego generates power and power empowers the ego .It is definitely the ego which enables the person to know .At this level , it can never be bad and negative . It takes the form of pride when the person starts thinking that his knowership is his personal property . This is also not so bad .the worse condition is created when he thinks that he is the only knower or he is the best knower .Due to this , he underestimates other people . The worst part of it begins when he thinks that but for him ,all others can not do what he has done . This is the level of pride . It keeps on increasing arrogance . The expectations from all arround shoot up without knowing any bound . When the expectation is not fulfilled ,the person becomes angry . Hopelessness ,jealousy ,hatred ,depression , negativity as supreme commanders and with their fulfledged armies and weapons follow the anger as their king . Now the heart becomes the battle ground . Immeasurable amount of smoke of negative emotions and disruptive feelings puff up and create havoc in the sky of the heart . As the strong earthquakes cause heavy upheavels on the earth , just the same way , strong hurricanes of devastating emotional storms destroy everything of the heart to which we ,in medical term , call heart attack or failure of the heart . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Think carefully and seriously .You will soon see that the starting point of all these emotional and mental imbalances is the ego .In the very beginning ,ego lets the person recognise and realise his sense of being .At this level ,his ego ,instead of harming ,pacifies the heart . Soon ,his sense of being takes the form of the sense of becoming which starts converting his tender ego into harsh arrogance .This is the starting point of causing bad impacts on the heart .If proper care is not taken at this point ,the condition starts going from bad to worse . If proper balance is maintained ,the same ego becomes positively progressive . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So , awareness and understanding are the best weapons . Making your ego useful for the heart or making it the harmful element for your heart is entirely in your hand . Remember the famous line ” Nothing is good or bad but our thinking makes it so ” and try to apply it in the practice of your daily life .
Published by Amar Bahadur Singh
I am a professional speaker . I deliver lectures on spiritualism . I hold workshops on Meditation ,Yoga and Dhyana . I conduct programmes on ASTRAVAKRA GITA , BHAGVAD GITA ,UPANISHAD and many other spiritual topics which become very useful corporate and spiritual domain . I conduct counselling programmes on STRESS ,DEPRESSION ,NEGATIVITIES and many other psychological problems . View more posts