It is the ego that is the cause of all the world and if ego is dissolved by inquiry everything crumbles and the reality of the self alone remains. —-Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; Maharishi tells of his own experience that the cause of the world is ‘ego’ if anybody can dissolve his ‘ego’ by self-inquiry, then what is illusion like our mind it will dissolve and reality which is self will be shines.
We use to look outside, in our mind it goes outside meaning in worldly objects every time. We never look inside of the mind! Our ideas, our dreams come from outside, from worldly objects. But our roots are inside. When by the grace of our Lord, we start to look inside our thoughts starts to vanish and this is self-inquiry. By practicing this method more and more our thoughts looses their existence and finally we understand ourselves, who am I?