"Know yourself and you shall then know God. What is my ego? Is it my hand or foot or flesh or blood or any other part of my body? Reflect well and you will know that there is no such thing as 'I'. The more you peel off the skin of an onion, the more skin only appears - you cannot get any kernel; so when you analyse the ego, it vanishes away into nothingness. What is ultimately left behind is the Atman [soul] - the pure chit [Knowledge Absolute]. God appears when the ego dies."