Self-abnegation is not the rejection of your entire self, just the rejection of your animal being.
Every person has within himself the capability to understand the life of all humanity. This capability is hidden deep in the soul, but it exists, and sooner or later, a person will find it.
The greatest bliss a person can know is the state of complete freedom and happiness that can only come thru self-sacrifice and love.
Deny your personality, and you will come to understand the highest good in life: love.
Real life starts with self sacrifice.
The more a person gives to other people, and the less he asks for himself, the better for him. The less he gives to others, and the more he wants for himself, the worse for him. Our contemporaries think it the reverse.