EGO

For God do we all search In temple, mosque, and church Little do we know that the ego does hide That very God that lives inside We must let  go of the ego If God we must find And for this, we must realize The biggest enemy is the mind But first, it is the ego That keeps saying 'I' and 'me' It dominates our life so much That God we cannot see God is not on a faraway planet Nor an old man with a long white beard God lives in the temple of our heartAlas, his voice is not heard The ego makes us deaf and blindIt stops us from the truth  And makes us pray to a statue and a saint And a God with a snake and a flute What does the ego do in fact? It creates duality It makes God different from us And the truth we cannot see The world has hundreds of religions And thousands of Gods to whom we pray The fact is we don't know who God is And we don't even know what we say As long as the ego dominates our life Between God and us, it creates a veil And though God is right here and now To realize God, we fail  Because the ego causes ignorance The truth we cannot see We believe in the myth and superstition And just be who we are told to be The ego is my identityThe ego says, ‘This is me’ Because I keep saying 'My' and 'Mine' The God within, I don't see The ego makes me sufferTriple suffering with body and mind It is the ego that makes me cry With miseries of a different kind ‘How dare you did not do it!'This anger, revenge,  and  hate It's the ego that makes us go around And stops us from heaven's gate Who is, where is, what is God? The ego makes us juggle so much It makes us search here and there As our God, it tries to touch But God, in reality, is within God has no bone, nor skin God is a Power that gives us life In the trillions of cells within What is birth, what is death? Why did we come to earth? God is the one that makes us live God gives us the human birth Without God, what are we? Without the Soul, we are nothing The body, in the end, returns to dust It is God that is everything Unless we go in search for the truth Unless we start our quest We will just believe the myth And fail if we don't question and test Life is like a spiritual puzzle The pieces we must find We must put together who we are And not live like we are blind The truth is simple, but we don't see itAfter death, there is rebirth It is our own actions, our Karma That brings us back to earth The Soul is a Power in us,With the body and mind, just a part The Mind and Ego is the one rebornWhen God in us departs But we do not realize this truthBecause the ego says, ‘It’s me’The Soul, the God that is within The blind ego does not see The ego is always looking out With the senses and the mind It does not realize the self, that's usBeing a prisoner of the mind We are not body, we are not mindThe truth is we are the Soul Self-realization is the first step That takes us to this goal When 'we' realize, not body and mind We are the Power that's the Soul We also realize  the  God  in  all That manifests as the whole What stops us from such Realization? What stops us from Liberation?It is the ego that stops us from God And from Divine Unification Man minus Ego is God If we remove the Ego, we will find God plus Ego is Man With Body, Ego, and Mind So, we must let go of the ego If God we must find For as long as we think we are 'ME' The journey we will rewind God actually lives within us His silent voice we do not hear Because the ego and the mind Make us live with a deaf ear They make us live in this world and suffer Believing all this is real They hide the God that is within us As in the world we twirl God is not far away, God is nearGod is in you and me But as long as we believe we are the ego God we cannot see The very God we are looking forIs right inside our heart But the ego that is screaming day and night Tears the truth apart We just live and we just die And God do we all seek It is the ego that stops our climb From scaling the spiritual peak What is our life's ultimate goal? To realize we are the Soul We are the very God we seek Not the ego that plays its role The ego that lives saying,‘It’s me’ Makes us go  round  and  round It stops us from finding God within As it fixes us to the ground The truth is this and nothing else God lives in us within Let us stop going in search outside And go within our skin What stops us from going withinIt is the ego and the mind Though God is very near in us Our Lord we never find God never leaves us even for a moment God is with us all the time But the ego is craving for this and that And so God we do not find It's easy, all that we must doLet go of the ego and mind Then shining deep within God we will find 

This poem is about: 
Me

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