Scriptures talking of the Self are just for the sake of our intellectual understanding. But the practical truth for the ego is very simple. Just learn to be selfless. Learn to lead a dedicated life. Whatever you do, do it for others. The dedicated ever enjoy peace... The entire life is an open book, a scripture. Read it. Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food. I you can't learn from your daily activities, how are going to understand the scriptures?
~ From The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda