The Embodied One

Who and What You Really Are

We are all the same in WHAT it is that we really are: non-physical individual* entities** with the ability to be conscious and to act. But WHO each of us is, is distinctly the one that each of us is. We are divine° individuals who have always existed and always will.

“Truly there was never a time when I was not, nor you, nor all these others; and neither, from this time onward, will there be a time when we shall cease to be.”
Bhagavad Gita, ch 2, vs 12

What You Are Being

Though we are all the same in WHAT it is that we really are, as beings we are uniquely different from each other and appear to be separate.

“Just as in the body childhood, youth and maturity happen to an embodied one, so also the embodied one acquires another body.  Those who are wise are not deluded in this.” — Bhagavad Gita, ch 2, vs 13

In Truth, we are eternally unified in WHAT we are regardless of what we are BEING, and even as beings, we are still made of the same stuff, for God is all there is. So both in WHO and WHAT we really are and in BEING human, we are eternally united by the commonality of our sameness (WHAT we are), our individuality (WHO we are) and our everlasting existence.

What You Are Doing

The bondage of karma°° is generated by believing ourselves to be something other than what we really are. As humans, we believe that we are our bodies and the doers of actions. We take both credit and blame, and live in bondage to our karma even though we are merely witnesses.

Where You Are Going

When we realize that WHO and WHAT we really are is not anything perceptible by the senses and does nothing at all, and when we can live in this awareness continuously, we relieve ourselves of all karma and become living demonstrations of Truth.

“The embodied one is not born nor does it die at any time, nor having been, will it again come not to be.  Birthless, eternal, perpetual, indivisible, it is not slain when the body is slain.” — Bhagavad Gita, ch 2, vs 20

You are a god in a body made of God being human.

Durga Ma



*  Individual – That which cannot be divided into parts. From the Latin, in (‘not’) + dividuus (‘divisible’).

** Entity – One with distinct and independent existence.

°  Divine – Godlike. From the Latin, divus (‘godlike’; related to deus ‘God’); of, from, or like God or a god.

°° Karma – Action, cause and effect. From the Sanskrit root, kri (‘to do’). Karma can be good, bad or in-between, but it is still the cause of bondage.

4 thoughts on “The Embodied One

  1. Pingback: Maya | Mystical Tidbits

  2. carolprakriti

    Dear Durga Ma:
    One thing I do not understand is why God choose to cloak Herself in duality and Maya in the beginning. Or is that just an ignorant question? I can mentally comprehend the ascent back to my original state as the goal of human existence. But God must have chosen to make the descent in the first place and I cannot fathom why. An earthly plane where creatures eat each other let alone the horrors people are capable of. How could one forget Divinity in order to believe she is the body? That seems like forgetting the sun because one fell into a dark stinking well. I have always struggled with the good/evil concept and our poor choice of free will.
    Love, Prakriti


    1. Dear Prakriti,
      I think you may have been divinely guided to ask that question, even if you do already know the answer, just so it would get addressed for those who do not. It is a question posed by all of us at one time or another. So if you are dense, we all are. I think the best way to answer this is to write a blog on the subject using your query as my inspiration. Meanwhile, look at the video, “The Real You—Where Were You Before the Big Bang” (Parts One and Two): This explains things just enough to get one thinking in the right direction. I must tell you though, that although this video has gotten many positive comments and subscribers to my YouTube account, it has also drawn a few death threats.
      Durga Ma


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