The following Sufi Story indicates how the ego, the false self, must cease to be one with God, the Eternal or the Infinite.
The story tells us of a group of moving moths. From distance they keep watching the flame and wondered, “What is there in this flame that keeps us drawing towards it? What is there in the flame that fascinates us beyond measure?”
One by one the moth went there to investigate.They wanted to find the reason of their attraction towards the flame like a needle drawn towards the magnet. One by one they approached towards the flame, but the fear took over them of losing the known and they returned.
The leader of the moth said, “ You cannot know the nature of the attracting flame just by investigating it from the distance.” You must jump in and be one with it. Let it overwhelm you and be merged in it. The entity you call yourself must end.”He went near the flame and jumped in it and became one with it.
Other moths stood far away and kept saying Ah! he has become one with flame..."
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