In a manner of speaking, the ego can be compared to the nationalistic state of nations, necessary indeed for man’s development, but already growing passé, and perhaps even mitigating against the survival of the species, where once it aided it.
The worldwide view of man as a species, worldwide brotherhood, in no way endangers nations, but will represent one of the main hopes of mankind, without which no nations will endure.
In like manner, when the ego concept is discarded as a concept, as the concept of nationalism will be discarded, so the individual self will not lose but gain. When the old idea of nationalism is finally overthrown, man can be benefited, through learning of, and cooperation with, other men as brothers upon your planet.
The Early Sessions, Book 3, Session 142 pages 306 – 307