D: That means the manonasha or the ahamkara nasha. The destruction of the mind or of the ego you speak of is then not an absolute destruction.
M: Yes. The mind gets clear of impurities and become pure enough to reflect the truth, the real Self.This is impossible when the ego is active and assertive.
Source: Book Extracts (Sat-Darshana-Bashya and Talks with Maharshi)