"The ego is the root of all diseases. Give it up. There will be no disease... Realise first and then see. The help through Realisation transcends all the help through words, thoughts and deeds, etc. If you understand your own reality then that of the rishis and masters will be clear to you. There is only one master and that is the Self."
- Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, 'Talks With Ramana Maharshi', Talk 164, February 24th, 1936