People talk of conquering nature conquering this and that. how can we conquer nature? we are part of it. How can the part conquer the Whole? See the foolishness of it the stupidity. we can be with the Whole in harmony or we can be in conflict with the Whole in disharmony. disharmony results in misery harmony results in bliss. Harmony naturally results in a deep silence joy delight. Conflict results in anxiety anguish, stress, tension.
the ego is nothing but all the tensions that you have created around yourself and in the first place there is no need to create it but why does man go on creating it? there must be some reason. why does everybody go on creating the self? the real self is unknown... that's why. and it is very difficult to live without a self so we create a pseudo-self a substitute self. the real Self is unknown. In fact the real Self never becomes absolutely known it remains mysterious it remains ineffable indefinable. the real Self is so vast that you cannot define it and the real Self is so mysterious that you cannot penetrate it to the very core. the real Self is the self of the Whole. It is not possible for human intellect to penetrate to ponder to contemplate it.