Acharya Shree, aside from humbleness
how does one dissolve their ego?
First of all you need to understand
what ego means.
It is a very sneaky emotion.
And it can sneak into people's minds.
And a person doesn't even know it.
But, there are 8 ways people have ego.
The first is: Let me repeat the line,
Jnanam, Pujam, Kulam, Jatim.
Balam, Riddhim, Tapo, Vapuh. These are 8.
Jnanam, I am knowledgeable.
The person gets very egotistical.
Knowledge can be about anything.
It can be about science.
It can be about technology.
It can be about engineering.
It can be any kind of knowledge.
You name it.
sometimes people begin to worship you
because you are knowledgeable
And the person gets trapped into it.
It becomes such a big ego,
that he wants to create a lot of miracles
and he will kill himself
like Simon, in the bible.
He was so egotistical,
he thought he could fly and he jumped.
...And he died.
Jnanam, Pujam, Kulam)))
The third way ego sneaks up on you
You are born from the best dynasty.
I am from the Samurai class.
I am from the Brahmin class,
Very rich family.
That is called Kulam or Jatim
Jatim means you are
born into the best race,
people are very egotistic
that they were born in China
or they were born in India
or born in some other country.
They think that their race
is the oldest on the earth.
That is called Kulam.
That is what they don't see
that's how ego sneaks up on them.
Balam. You are one of the strongest people on the earth.
"Nobody can compete with me".
That is called Balam.
You are born with that quality
and you become egotistical.
Riddhim, You are very rich.
You have a lot of money.
You have billions of dollars.
And then you become very egotistic.
Sometimes people do good things
and ego sneaks up on them.
Like they do Tapasya
Tapah, tapah means
Like nobody can do 200 days of fasting
like I can do.
And they become a very egotistical person.
And it destroys everything.
Last one is Vapuh
Vapuh means body.
That I am the most handsome
or I am the most beautiful
person on the earth.
That kind of ego, sneaks.
There are only eight categories.
So now ego, once there is ego,
it is very difficult to dissolve.
But you can dissolve it.
Ego has synonyms
Like..If there is a...
Ahamkar means ego.
There is another word, Mriduta
You already know that humbleness,
can dissolve ego.
But I am telling you the real thing.
The real thing is Mriduta
it is called the greatest quality
The greatest quality.
Mriduta means Mridorbhavam.
That you are always sweet,
no matter the way you act,
no matter the way you think
No matter the way you speak,
it is called Mriduta
Mriduta means sweetness in your action.
In your speaking, in your thinking,
everywhere is Mriduta,
everywhere is like sweetness.
All your actions...
whatever you do they become divine
without this sweetness I am talking about
a person doesn't become divine
every single word
every single thought
if there is this quality.
And this quality
is very important.
And it belongs to the words
And the words are important.
That is why I always suggest to people,
if you want to dissolve ego
just watch your words.
You don't have to watch anything else,
If you watch your words,
your tongue, especially.
Your words are your enemy...
your worst enemy.
And your words are your best friend.
Why? Because if you know how to use words
the whole world will be your friend.
If you don't know how use them
You will use those bad words always,
so the whole world will be your enemy.
So it depends on you.
Do you want to be friendly with everyone
or do you want to make everyone your enemy?
So use it.
Words are very important and it is called Mriduta.
Always use sweet words,
Sweet language can dissolve your ego
But, it is just the beginning.
Can you believe,
that if you will go a little deeper?
This sweetness becomes
like your blood.
Because, that sweetness goes into your blood
and you become like a divine person
and it transforms you fully
So, start with the words.
And use Mridu words.
Mridu means Sweet Words.
In sanskrit you say
Vachane Kaa Daridrata.
If you speak sweet words
why are you greedy for that.
You can use it.
Don't be greedy to use good words.
The whole world will be your friend.
That's what you need to do,
You want to do.
Dissolve your ego.
You start with sweet words,
Don't be greedy
that you don't want to use sweet words.
Say something sweet to anyone,
and the other person will be so impressed,
that they will be your friend right away.
That's what you need to do,
and your ego will be dissolved slowly.
It doesn't take very long to dissolve it,
but remember, ego is several kinds
it depends what kind of ego you have.
Like Ahamkar, is the worst kind of ego
Ahamkar means, what I told you:
Jnanam, Pujam, Kulam, Jatim, Balam, Ridhim, Tapo, Vapuh
what I explained already
that is called Ahamkar.
But there is a self pride
Self pride is transformable
It is already transformed in a good way.
Self pride, creates such a
beautiful energy around you.
and you can help the whole world
If you have self pride.
Self pride it is called
Svabhiman in Sanskrit.
You want to do something
and you are very enthusiastic about it,
that you are putting all your force in it.
I can give you an example,
She was helping.
She couldn't resist to help
Whomever she sees helpless,
A person, a baby, any human,
so she will go,
even if the person has a disease,
she will touch them,
because she couldn't resist.
That is called ...
It doesn't mean she has ego,
she has Svabhiman
Svabhiman means, self pride.
Self pride makes a person in society very good
and also self pride dissolves ego,
because it transforms ego.
It is transformed in a good way.
So, I don't condemn self pride.
Have self pride, but don't have an ego.
Ego is very dangerous.
Self pride is positive.
So, to dissolve your ego, you apply,
besides humbleness, you apply Mriduta
Mriduta means Madhurata
Madhurata means sweetness
and that sweetness will
be in your blood and you will
dissolve your ego slowly