Question: Once the human ego is transcended, is it possible to slip back again into egocentricity?Sri Chinmoy: No. Once the human ego is transcended, one will never fall back into it. It is only when the partial overcoming of the human ego takes place that one may slip back into egocentricity. Once a student passes his examination he will never fail that examination. He will not have to sit for it again.
Sri Chinmoy, Two devouring brothers: doubt and ego, Agni Press, 1974