Who am I?
”Who am I? The face I see every morning in the mirror? The eyes that scrutinize it? The heartbeats within my chest? Or the thoughts that race through my brain while I am wondering about all this? Am I the body that I have obtained from my parents? Or am I the mind or intellect by means of which I am busy making plans and breaking resolves?
According to the ancient Vedic scriptures, I am none of these things. I am an eternal soul – a jiva – a living entity, by nature spiritual, but now embodied in a material form… ”