- Mar 20, 2017
There's a difference between the ego and the soul.Who is to say the ego is even capable of properly comprehending things of a cosmic nature? The soul is a foreign concept for the majority of people. Who is this "you" that is mentioned, anyway? It is not the soul. The ego, the illusory "you", maybe? Also, those concepts are really no more intricate than what you have already asserted.
The ego likes everything that pertains to pleasure while the soul likes everything that's spiritual.
The ego likes food, being praised and admired. The ego, if untamed and unleashed, rejects God completely. That's why the soul needs to be nourished through belief in The Unseen. When existential questions arise within your self, does one entertain them or does one wave them away? That's a choice right there that every man and/or jinn has to make throughout his or her life. It's actually a form of Mercy from God Almighty that you be allowed to question your own existence. Whether you choose to be true to yourself and reflect on it or not is your own choice though and one that you will be accountable for before The Almighty. Truth is the key.
There are many yous. It can be the soul or it can be the person's ego or it can be both. It should be both actually. A person should be balanced. The ego should be nourished as well as the spirit or the soul if you prefer. You nourish the ego via self-accomplishment, food and all the basic needs of a human being. You nourish the soul via belief in The Unseen. Both go hand in hand. Two rows for one boat.