Ego – Friend or Foe?

From the Bible:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

From the Bhagavad Gita, third Chapter:

All things are everywhere by Nature wrought
In interaction of the qualities.
The fool, cheated by self, thinks, ‘This I did’
And ‘That I wrought’; but – ah, thou strong-armed prince! –
A better-lessoned mind, knowing the play
Of visible things within the world of sense,
And how the qualities must qualify,
Standeth aloof even from his acts.