Be yourself, look within yourself, and in that very seeing, the ego disappears…OSHO
The ignorant person can be egoistic, can be humble — both are aspects of ignorance.
And the ignorant person can try to efface the ego, because it is so respectable not to have the ego.
One becomes a saint by effacing the ego, one attains great prestige and power by effacing the ego.
But it is the same game; the game has not changed.
My message to you is, please don't efface yourself.
Be yourself, look within yourself, and in that very seeing, the ego disappears.
Even to say "disappears" is not right: the ego is not found, it has never been there.
Its existence depended on your not looking within yourself.
Seen, it is no longer there — it has never been there.
And then you are individuality, uniqueness, a unique expression of the divine. And then there is great rejoicing.
You start blooming, the spring has come. You start dancing, you start singing. Great gratitude arises in you that God has made you a unique individual.
There has never been a person like you before, there is nobody else like you right now in the whole world, and there will never be anybody like you.
Just see how much respect God has paid to you.
You are a masterpiece — unrepeatable, incomparable, utterly unique.
Even the hardest heart, the rocklike heart, will start melting in gratitude.
Tears will start flowing, tears of bliss and joy, tears which laugh.
But please remember, empty yourself, don't efface yourself.