Are you religious? Do you know why your religion was created? Do you know why there are so many religions?
In spiritual traditions such as Yoga and Buddhism, the general object goal is the death of the Ego. It is heralded as the ultimate form of enlightenment, and believed that enlightenment cannot be obtained in any other way. But I will argue in this article that killing the Ego is 1. not at all what the spiritual traditions are actually doing; 2. is not even possible; and 3. is a terrible idea.