Ego separates, it thrives in selfishness. When anyone forgets the higher purpose then acts and thoughts are driven by I-me-mine syndrome. As one matures, sees the footprints of the Sages on the sand of time, with devotion learns their teachings and applies them, then true growth happens. Rest all are ego trips. Ego binds, fetters. Creates knots of karma. Only awareness of the center within and vigilant mind can create a self less life. Such sadhaks are helped by the master and ascended Masters. They are flooded with God’s impartial grace.
~~Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa