7th May 2013 - QA 4

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

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

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 pocket. If it is there, let it be there. It is alright. Why do you want to get rid of it?

If you try to get rid of the ego, then that will become another big problem for you. Because then you will say, ‘See, I have overcome my ego!’ Then that is the subtle ego.

You cannot overcome ego by destroying it. Just be natural. Ego dissolves in the naturalness of your being.