Yoga Vasistha in Poem

Chapter One: Dealing with Dispassion

6c. Egotism

Most fearful it is to contemplate
The entry into wisdom by egotism
It approaches in darkness with stealth
And flourishes in its own ignorance
Endless sinful tendencies it generates
All suffering revolves around egotism
It is always 'I' that does suffer
It is the sole cause of mental distress
Egotism is the worst disease of all
Masterfully pushing poison as pleasure
Ruthlessly trapping all living beings
All world's calamities it does create

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