And yet our individualisation is only a superficial formation. Behind it there is a consciousness, a Purusha, who is not determined or limited by His individualisation.One’s individualisation exists not just by virtue of the world-being, but also by virtue of a consciousness which uses the world-being for experience of its possibilities of individuality. These two powers, Purusha and His world-material, are both necessary for one’s present experience of individuality.
The Psychic is the true support of our individualisation; the ego is only an outward false substitute. The psychic is the secret soul that supports and
holdstogether one’s self-experience and world-experience. The mental, vital, physical, external ego is a superficial construction of Nature. It is only when one has seen both one’s self and nature as a whole, in the depths as well as on the surface, that one can acquire a true basis of knowledge.