What is the definition of ego?

The dissolution of ego is an idea created by many to seek an unachievable goal in the physical world.

As long as there is physical reality, ego will persist.

Ego can never become zero as long as one is living in the physical body.

On the contrary it is a very real goal for all to master the ego which means to master the physical reality and control the ego which means to control the life experiences in the physical reality.

At the time of samadhi, one simply drops the physical reality which means drops the ego without any attachments & becomes one with the nothingness.

It is as simple as dropping a piece of garbage in a trash can or removing old clothes, enjoying being naked and wearing new clothes again to guide the unaware into light.

The new clothes again come with ego and an enlightened master learns the ability to master it once again, very quickly, from life experiences whereas a liberated master is born with the ability to master it.

The former is called as god men, guides, messiahs, messengers, etc whereas the latter are called as avatars or gods themselves.

What is the source of ego?

The universe was created out of nothingness.

From the nothing came something.

Let’s assume this something to be the creation of atom since scientists are still exploring the secrets in quantum field.

When the atom was created out of nothing, the atom developed individuality.

This is ego at the root level in our scientific understanding.

From the atom emerged molecules & they grew to create the entire creation around us with multiple permutations & combinations.

At the root ego is nothing more than individuality.

This individuality also exists in the quantum field & when scientists give a name to it, that will become the root in our scientific understanding.

The further deeper we go, the further deeper is the root of ego because individuality is infinite both inward & outward in the universe.

Enlightenment is returning to the nothingness by dissolving individuality on all levels.