We can be “nirahankār” i.e. free of sense if I-ness, free of egoism. Why can be free of sense of I-ness? Because we are free of sense of I-ness, free of egoism. In Gita, God also tells us to be desireless (nishkām), free of mine-ness (nirmamoha) and free of I-ness (nirahankār).

Vihaaya kaamaanyah sarvaan pumaamscarati nihsprhah
nirmamo nirahankārah sa saantimadhigacchati.” (Gita 2:71) ”

He who give up all desires, and moves about without the sense of mine and egoism and shuns the thirst for necessities of life, attains tranquility.” (Gita 2:71)

Through us we can accept God as our own. Why can we accept? Because God is ours. Anyone else is neither ours nor can they ever be ours. Through ourselves we can become detached from the world. Why can we become detached? Because we are separate (apart, detached) from the world. “Asangohyayam Purushah” (Brhadaaranyak. 4:3:15). The point that is revealed is that for ourselves we can become desireless, free from sense of mine-ness and egoism, and we can become so at this very moment. For becoming so, this body is not essential, but through our Self (swayam) we can become so. By giving up effort (parishram) and dependence on the perishable ( parāshreya), we can through our own Self attain repose (vishrām, still) and dependency on only God (Bhagawad āshreya). In this we are not dependent, rather we are entirely independent

(to be continued ..)

From “Salvation of Mankind” Chapter 6 by H. H. Shri Swami Ramsukhdasji Maharaj.