The ego creates the illusion that we are the body and the sense of separateness from God, people and other beings.
The ego of which the nature is desire, constantly moves the mind to objects and obstructs our capacity to discern the real from the unreal.
Thus we fail to recognize that we are consciousness beyond the body and mind, always free, peaceful and blissful.
The result is the total identification with the egoic mind that causes misery, pain and suffering.
We need right knowledge and to practice with sincerity, regularity and diligence in order to to dissolve the pluralized ego and realize our divine nature and to express it in this world!