Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

How Can You Get Rid of Your Ego Practically?

In order to first have a desire to get rid of our ego, which by definition is an intention for self-benefit at the expense of others and nature, we need to understand the evil it brings us, that it is like a disease that stands in the way of us living high quality lives.

We must also simultaneously host a desire to benefit others and nature, i.e., to become like the quality of love, bestowal and connection. This quality is the most powerful and omnipresent source force of nature that both precedes and exceeds the ego. That is, we need to see how tiny, temporary and dissatisfying our lives are while we are run by our egoistic desires to benefit ourselves at the expense of others, and on the other hand, reach the understanding that adhering to nature’s altruistic quality grants us a complete, eternal and fully satisfying life.

Holding onto this duality, we will then see the benefit of fighting our egoism and understand what we lose by not being optimally integrated in the system of nature. If we fail to hold on to both of these poles, then the mere awareness of our ego as evil will achieve nothing.

In a practical sense, among our relations, we should first apply the principle of not bringing harm to others. After exercising this principle, we eventually come to the next stage where we need to open up and start emanating goodness, bestowing love and care outwardly to others just as nature continually bestows upon us. We then enter nature’s control room, so to speak, equalizing with the source force of goodness and fulfillment in life, and our egoistic intention perishes and flips to its altruistic opposite.

About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: