In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Not knowing the consequence of good and evil karmas, he is afflicted and hurt. Nevertheless, he, due to his egotism, piles up karmas and undergoes births and deaths again and again.
Lao Tan said, “I was letting my mind wander in the beginning of things.”
“What does this mean?” asked Confucius. Lao Tan said, “It means to attain Perfect Beauty and wander in Perfect Happiness. He who attains Perfect Beauty and wanders in Perfect Happiness may be called the Perfect Man.”
To become conscious we must become Self-aware in the awareness of the observer Self-observing.
The jiva or living being is endowed with ego and his knowledge is limited, whereas Ishwar is without ego and is omniscient.