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Let the ego go…

There was once a learned scientist, who after a lot of practice and efforts developed a formula and learned the art of reproducing himself.

He did it so perfectly that it was impossible to tell the reproduction from the original. One day while doing his research he realized that the Angel of Death was searching for him. In order to remain immortal, he reproduced a dozen copies of himself.

The reproduction was so meticulous that all of them looked exactly like him. Now, when this Angel of Death came down, he was at a loss to know which of the thirteen before him was the original scientist, and confused, he left them all alone and returned back to heaven.

But, not for long, for being an expert in human nature, the Angel came up with a clever idea. He said to the scientist addressing all thirteen of them, ‘Sir, you must be a genius to have succeeded in making such a perfect reproductive formula of yourself.

However, I have discovered a flaw in your work, just one tiny little flaw.’

The scientist immediately jumped out and shouted, ‘Impossible! Where is the flaw?’

‘Right here!’ said the Angel, as he picked up the scientist from among the reproductions and carried him off.

The whole purpose of the scientist and his formula of reproduction failed as he could not control his pride and lost his life.

While Knowledge and Skills take one to the top of the ladder and make one successful; the
three letter word ‘ego’ will pull one down immediately.

So, Let go – the Ego

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Kamlesh
    August 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    How very true !

    However knowingly/unknowingly our ego always come in our way. This serves as a reminder !

  2. August 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    @ Kamal Bhai – Agree fully, love and humbleness can overcome ego, but it will require lots of discipline from our side πŸ™‚

  3. pinky
    August 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

    No one can take away your self esteem from you. Ego cannot be sustained and so it troubles you. When there is satva (pure energy) and wisdom, ego does not trouble you. Ego needs the presence of the other. Self esteem does not.

  4. August 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    @ Pinky – I agree fully. Usually ppl misunderstand ego with self esteem, which is wrong πŸ™‚

  5. Kumar
    August 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

    good one…

  6. August 16, 2010 at 10:18 am

    @ Kumar – Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. sandhya
    August 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    difficult to let go…. working on it.

  8. August 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    @ Sandhya – When there is a will, there is a way πŸ™‚

  9. Bijal
    August 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Agree..don’t confuse self esteem and ego.

  10. August 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    @ Bijal – Yep, u r right πŸ™‚

  11. reshma
    August 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    yes……..very true…..musn,t confuse self esteem n ego.

  12. August 22, 2010 at 1:38 am

    @ Reshma – absolutely πŸ™‚

  13. dhriti
    September 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

    sooo trueee πŸ™‚

  14. September 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

    @ Dhriti – Thank you πŸ™‚

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