The essential idea, the essential thesis is that the egocentric “I” – the ego, and the universal Self are one and the same thing. It’s a very powerful idea and I want you to give it some consideration. The understanding and recognition of this underlying idea will draw you into a very powerful experience, which is fundamentally a form of cognitive dissonance, which is the experience that occurs, the experience that arises when two different ideas seek to occupy the same space.
I am the ego / I am the Self
…will set up a dynamic struggle within one’s understanding that will bring pressure to bear on the very fabric of the mind. It is this pressure that will lead to a very powerful realization.