The basic method of work in Abdullah's groups is to make the body obedient, the three brains passive to the spirit, and to destroy the ego. The task of making the body obedient is the beginning of work on oneself; Abdullah recommends doing this by fasting one day a week and struggling against desires of the body. The Lord Buddha said that the only way out of the rounds of lives and deaths was by overcoming desires. Abdullah agrees. In the course of making the body obedient the need to balance the three centres will become apparent, and the ego, or idea of oneself, will be seen to be closely related to the body. The only way to overcome the ego is to identify oneself with the spirit. This is a long and arduous task which one must tackle with vigour.