Ego and Paramatma’s name cannot dwell in the heart together. Paramatma’s love requires a humble heart, and a humble heart has no room for ego or pride. It recognizes that all we have and all we are comes from the Creator. When we follow Guru’s updesh, teachings, we learn how to eliminate our vikars and work on inner purity through Satsang and Seva. It is through Seva that we gain and practice humility. Seva teaches nirmata, humility, and abolishes our ego.
Haumai, ego, leaves one entangled in the cycle of birth and death. Haumai creates darkness and we are unable to understand Guru’s teachings, thus our suffering continues. Through the meeting of a true Guru and staying in Guru’s hukam, command, we eliminate our haumai and are able to become one with Paramatma.
We must remain humble and not forget the times when we suffered, and Paramatma was the healer of our pain. In order to be in harmony with the will of Paramatma and obtain inner purity we first need to eliminate our pride.
When Arjun’s pride took over, Bhagwan Krishna along with Hanuman Ji had to teach Arjun the lesson of humility. Arjun thought he was an invincible warrior, but forgot it was due to Bhagwan Krishna’s blessings. Bhagwan Krishna had to intervene, to save Arjun from drowning in his ego. In doing so they also put themselves in great pain.
Our Guru will take upon our pain in order to bless us. But we often forget our Guru’s grace. We should always remain grateful and humble.