Question: Can the human ego experience true inner joy?Sri Chinmoy: The human ego can never, under any circumstances experience true inner joy. The human ego may experience pleasure in accomplishing many things, in accumulating wealth and in achieving power over others. But true inner joy is self-created. It does not depend on outer circumstances or outer achievements.
Sri Chinmoy, Two devouring brothers: doubt and ego, Agni Press, 1974