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Chapter 8: The Irrational Rationalist

Sure! I am the greatest egoist you can find - ever! My ego is so vast that you all are included in it. It is so vast that trees and animals and rocks are included in it. It is so vast that stars and the moon and sun are included in it. It is so vast that the past, present, and future are included in it. Hence I say to you, “Surrender to me.”

Krishna says to Arjuna in the Gita: “Sarva dharman parityajya mamekam sharanam vraj” - “Leave all your religions and come to my feet.” He is also the same type of egoist as I am. Buddha says, “Come to me, and I will deliver you.” He is also the same type of egoist. And Jesus says, “I have come into the world to deliver everybody.” What pure egos!

Yes, you are right, sir. I am a great egoist. But remember, my ego is inclusive of all; hence it is not an ego at all. It is so inclusive that it is empty. It is so all-inclusive that there is no sense of “I” in it.

Enough for today.