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Deepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredYour ego wants to gain from the soul - too eagerly, in fact. Onceyou turn its attention toward spirit, your ego mistakes it foranother race to win, another goal to accomplish, another result toachieve. In other words, it translates everything spiritual intoterms it can understand. On a mass scale we witness this tendencywhen people hate and go to war in the name of God. They co-optspirit to justify their selfish agendas. There is no escaping this tendency, because until it reaches theend of life's journey and gets absorbed into the soul, your egowill never stop assuming that the path is for the glory of itself."I am enlightened" is just as selfish a statement as "I know how towin." Your soul is the one thing ego will never win for you, thusit is essential to learn to distinguish the ego's values from thevalues of the true self.