Advice given by H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi:
"... you have to go higher and understand that there is, within us, a thing called ego. And this ego is false, absolutely false. You do not do anything. Actually when you turn your eyes here and there, when your attention is here and there it is nothing but your ego that is trying to overpower you. But actually ego is an absolute falsehood because there is only one ego and that is of God Almighty, Mahat Ahamkara."
(Shri Saraswati Puja, Dhulia, India, 14/1/83)
"But now understand that, I am just playing tricks with you, just to make you understand that put your mind absolutely at rest and let the big Ahamkara, the Mahat Ahamkara take over, the Mahat ego, the great ego of God take over and you’ll get it, all right? It’s better now, I think the brain activity has stopped quite a lot."
(closing comments to Puja Talk, Adelaide, Australia, 4/3/83)
"If you say the mantra “You are the Mahat Ahamkara.” Mahat means the primordial, the big and Ahamkara is the Ego. It goes out. Just say that."
Yogis: Om twameva sakshat, Shri Mahat Ahamkara Sakshat, Shri Adi Shakti Sakshat, Shri Bagavati Sakshat, Shri Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namaha.
Shri Mataji: Receding back, hm? Just settle down. Hm! Now receding, that’s much better."
(beginning of Guru Puja 1979, London)