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.
* 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.