Table of Contents
Part I — Discourses on ego
Part II — Questions and answers on ego
- Question: I sometimes feel that we suffer because we are at the mercy of our ego. How can we end this suffering?
- Question: How can we walk faster on the spiritual path?
- Question: How can I cure my ego problem?
- Question: Isn't there a need to please God before pleasing oneself?
- Question: How do we know if we are just pleasing our ego or not?
- Question: How can one overcome the ego?
- Question: Is humility actually very important in the spiritual life?
- Question: How can we be free of the ego?
- Question: Can the human ego experience true inner joy?
- Question: When I try to get rid of the ego I seem to be more bound by it.
- Question: Why does the 'I' seek so assiduously if it is the 'I'?
- Question: Will the ego gradually be exhausted if we cater to its demands?
- Question: Will the company of a person with a very strong ego strengthen our own ego?
- Question: How is the creation separated from the Creator?
- Question: What happens to the human ego when it is transcended?
- Question: Once the human ego is transcended, is it possible to slip back again into egocentricity?
- Question: Could you comment on the transcendence from the personal consciousness to the universal Consciousness, and the death of the human personality?
- Question: There are times when my ego makes me feel that I am uniquely good, and times when it makes me feel that I am uniquely bad.
- Question: What is the best way to conquer the ego?
Part III — Essays on doubt
- Doubt: the slow poison
- Doubt, faith and aspiration
- When we doubt ourselves we become the real losers
Part IV — Questions and answers on doubt
- Question: Do high souls who were liberated in a previous incarnation also have to struggle with doubt?
- Question: Why does a spiritual Master stay with his disciples when they are such victims to doubt?
- Question: Guru, can you define God-realisation as a state where one has absolutely no doubt, where one has absolute control over the doubting mind?
- Question: Does absence of doubt result in implicit faith?
- Question: When I come to the Centre I am attacked by doubts which I never have when I am at home. Why is this?
- Editor's introduction to the first edition