The ego submits only when it recognize the higher power. such a recognition is surrender or submission. otherwise ego remains stuck up like an image carved on a tower ,making carved on the tower. making a pretense by its strained look and posture that it is supported the tower on its shoulders. the ego cannot exist without power but thinks that it acts of its own accord.—– Maharishi Ramana.
Comment; our ego is the main cause of our illusion. it starts from ‘ I’ we say it ‘ AHAM VIRTI’ first of all ‘ I AM’ comes in mind which our mother thought. then other thoughts arises. this ‘ I ‘ is false and starting of ego. as we see the figure of ATLAS it looks that man is holding the earth and fells it too heavy . but figure is supported himself. like wise every work is going according Gods will and we put load on our-self .only by surrender or submission we can loose our ego.