The three possibilities of the self — choose yours

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत्।

आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन:।।5।।

uddhared ātmanātmānaṁ nātmānam avasādayet