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Real Self vs ego-self

Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

#. Between spirit and matter, the self and the body, there is born something which is called, the ego-self. Now what you call your Self is this ego-self which is different from the ever-conscious Self and from unconscious matter, but which at the same time partakes of the character of both spirit and matter.

#. Then when you say "know thyself" you want me to know the ego-self?

#. But the moment the ego-self tries to know itself, it changes its character; it begins to partake less and less of the matter, in which it is absorbed, and more and more of the Consciousness of the Self.

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