False Ego (or ahankāra): the mistaken notion that one is the absolute master, the supreme owner and rightful enjoyer of all worldly pleasures, as a consequence of which the soul identifies with the material body.

- The 'knot' binding together soul and body, and everything connected thereto (appearance, nationality, race, family, religious denomination, joy and grief etc.).

- Identifying with the body, holding the body for the true self.

- A symptom of bewilderment.

- A source of being bound to matter.

- Seat of fear and neurosis, viz. to have an ineffective spirit (see further ahankāra).




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