I’ve never thought of the ego in quite these terms, but it is quite a way to capture it. The opposite of ego, however, is the soul or the spirit, and if you have developed a higher intellect I would argue that, by your very nature you are more spiritual, than those that are primarily ego focused and do indeed have a fuller understanding of God, or (God is a primitive egoic sort of concept) something larger than ones limited physical self.

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