We have two 'Self s' .............
1. Lower Self ...
Which, consciously or unconsciously identify itself to be ‘lower’ and wants to become ‘higher’; become something, gain some position, accomplish some higher worldly status, achieve more… more… more and more.
This ‘lower self’ is called Ego…. which is always restless, without contentment.
2. Higher Self …
Aatma or Spirit which is God like.... Aseem; Infinite, All-pervading.
When we identify ourselves with the ‘higher self’ then everyone and everything becomes a part of the self. There is no restlessness, no craving for achieving something more - always happy and contented.
According to the Holy Scriptures, the aim of human life is to elevate itself from Lower-self to the Higher-Self.
Phal kaaran phooli banraaye
Phal laaga to phool Billaaye
Gyan kaaran karm abhyaas
Gyan bhayaa to karmay naas
Just like flowers vanish when the fruit appears, similarly when the Higher Self appears, the lower self (ego) vanishes.
फल कारण फूली बनराय
फल लागा तो फूल बिल्लाये
ज्ञान कारण कर्म अभ्यास
ज्ञान भया तो कर्मे नास