v How can man know about himself without the ego?
K.S.K.: His physical existence is dependent on ego. Whether it is negative or positive expression they are fully dependent on ego. The ego is present when there is mind that is Waking or dream experience. Therefore limiting the ego only to negative aspect of expression is erroneous.
If a person is good or bad, negative or positive, rash or timid he cannot be without the ego. Therefore even if one says he is empty inside his ego is only expressing it. Ego is part of the experience of duality it is impossible to get rid of the ego alone. The whole experience of the duality has to be got rid of. The negativity and positivity, emotions, pain and pleasure, birth, death and life based on the ego. Therefore it impossible control ego with ego. It is no use of struggling to sublime the ego. The man and his experience of the world is based on the ego
The ego cannot be apart from the whole waking experience. It cannot be separated from Waking experience. The ego is part and parcel of the Waking experience. It rises with the waking state and subsides with Waking state.
Whatever happening within the Waking experience whether one gets praise and or one feels depressed it is happening within the Waking experience. Ups and downs of feeling are happening within the Waking experience. Therefore one has to get rid of the experience of duality,which is preset in the form of mind. It is an impossible venture to indulge in pursuit of getting rid of ego.It is foolish venture to learn about the ego. Egocentric spiritual pursuit will not lead the seeking mind towards reality of one’s true existence. It is not ego which keeps one always under its power, but is the illusory experience of duality which makes the seeking mind experience the illusion as reality. The egocentric spiritual teachings useless tools in pursuit of truth. Therefore truth seeker has analyzed the three states to unfold the truth of his true existence
A seeker is not truly and really on the quest until he is uncertain, until bases his quest on the ego. So basically seeker has to understand the ego it is impossible to unfold the mystery of the reality of his true existence with egocentric teachings.
Thus it is necessary to become soul-centric in order to understand and assimilate the self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.
A Gnani do not consider himself as wise and others are less wise. No one is wise or less wise in in pursuit of truth. The inner revolution starts within and ends within. Gnani is neither a scriptural scholar nor he is a philosopher. Gnani neither a teacher nor he has any teaching. He silently works and helps the fellow seekers inspiring them guiding them towards inner reality in his own way. The scholar will remain as scholars and philosophers will remain as philosophers and intellectual remains as intellectuals arguing on their point of view. Gnani never propagates any philosophy because philosophy is nothing to do with pursuit of truth but he points out, the obstacles, which is blocking everyone’s realization.