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  1. Gurudev, What is subtle ego, and how does one overcome it?

    Subtle ego is when you have the feeling that ‘I have no ego’. When you feel that ‘I am the most down-to-earth and humble person alive’, then that is the subtle ego.
    See, if you find that there is some ego in you, never mind, just keep it in your pock ...
  2. Gurudev, you have spoken about letting go. But if a person goes on making the same mistake day after day, what to do? I can let go the first time, the second time, but not the third time. So should I tell them, or teach them, or do something about it? Please help.

    Yes, you should tell them, teach them, but keep them out of your mind. Letting go does not mean keeping quiet.
    You know, if someone is committing a mistake and you tell them, ‘Do not do this, because it hurts me’, then they are never going to stop. Bu ...
  3. Gurudev, How to deal with people with a very big ego, especially when their behavior is affecting life and others in a bad way?

    Let them have a big ego, why are you bothered?
    You nurse an even bigger ego than them, there ends the story.
    In fact you will find you have a bigger ego, I tell you.
    Let others have an ego, so what? Why do you sign on a contract of destroyin ...
  4. Gurudev, Is there a relationship between ego and possessiveness, and how do we get out of both?

    Ego, possessiveness, jealousy, anger, greed are all linked. They are linked to the ego. Now, how to get rid of the ego? This is a big problem.
    Actually the solution is very simple. Just agree to be crazy for one day. Just act like a crazy pe ...
  5. Gurudev, I sometimes feel I am very arrogant. How do I get rid of this arrogance. I have done The Art of Living Course and I am doing my practices.

    One thing you must notice, before also you used to be arrogant, but you were not aware of it. But now at least you have become aware that you are being arrogant. That awareness is there, 'Oh, this is happening.'
    It is good to have this awareness. This ...
  6. Gurudev, Please tell us about ego.

    In love a loss is also a win, and in ego a win is also a loss! ...
  7. Gurudev, What is the difference between ego, arrogance and self-respect?

    There is no difference between ego and arrogance. ‘I am’ is ego.
    ‘Only I am good, no one else is good’, that is arrogance. There are different types of arrogance.
    Self respect is something which you can never lose. Once you know about the self th ...
  8. Gurudev, I have been working for twenty-five years, but I am still not able to understand the difference between self-respect and ego.

    Nobody can take your self-respect from you. But ego is dependent on others. Whenever there is ego it will hurt you and bring you sorrow; but self-respect will always bring you peace. Got it?
    Your ego can be hurt, but your self-respect cannot be hurt. ...
  9. Gurudev, When I think about other peoples’ faults, I get arrogant; and when I see my faults, my ego gets bruised. What should I do?

    Look at your shortcomings and understand that at least someone is there to remove them. Have faith that there is someone who will remove your shortcomings. Just by having this faith things can move forward.
    Look at your shortcomings and surrender them ...
  10. Gurudev, How do we deal with arrogant people in professional life?

    Boost their arrogance.
    If they are arrogant, there are two ways to deal with them.
    One is to just neglect them and ignore them. They will react very fast.
    The other is to boost their ego. Say, ‘You are so good, so nice. How can you be so effi ...
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