Once a seeker asked a Rishi that when acquiring or being in touch with one’s consciousness is the purpose of life and we know that mind, intellect and ego through Kaama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha and Ahankara are the obstacles in our path why God created mind, intellect and ego.
Instead of answering the query, the Rishi asked his disciple, “Get me some water to drink.” The disciple went and brought a cup of water. The Rishi said, “I asked you for water to drink and not a glass of water.” The disciple got confused and the Rishi said, “As you cannot drink water without a pot, similarly you cannot understand consciousness unless it is conditioned through mind, intellect and ego. Consciousness is ever pervading, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. It can only be appreciated through the medium of mind, intellect and ego.