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Who am I: A Bhagavad Gita Perspective?

Following these discoveries, we might consider ourselves our brains or mind. But that won’t hold because our intelligence and minds change with time, and how could we change our identity? 

The Bhagavad Gita explains that we all are eternal spirit souls which are never subject to any change. The spirit soul is a small atomic fragment of Krishna’s Supreme absolute. 

The Bhagavad Gita sheds light on this existential inquiry where Lord Krishna clarifies our eternal nature. Lord Krishna, in verse 2.17 of the Bhagavad Gita, offers a profound perspective, calling the soul a particle that permeates the entire body, which is indestructible. 

Fearlessness through knowledge

When we understand our true nature, we become completely free of any fear and anxiety. The Bhagavad Gita delves deeper into the eternal nature of the soul. The Lord tells us how we all go through different stages of life, from youth to old age, within a single body, moving to a new body at the time of death. He further implores us to comprehend this fundamental truth to attain self-realization, which keeps us unaffected by any changes, even at the time of our death. 

The atomic particle of the soul is the size of the ten-thousandth part of the tip of our hair. This small particle of the soul cannot be cut by any weapon, consumed by fire, drenched by water, or withered by the wind. 

What is our Duty?

We all are eternal souls, and as described in the Bhagavad Gita, a soul is always pure, full of knowledge and bliss. It is just that our ignorance covers our true nature and once we purify our consciousness we realize our duties, to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna. And once we become aware of it, we become liberated from all material anxieties and become eligible to enter into the spiritual realm which is free from any stress or suffering.

Our journeys of lifetimes

Being spiritual, the soul at the moment of death carries with it all the imprints of experiences, desires, inclinations, and the consequences of past actions to its next destination, determining the nature of its next body.

All of us are eternal, in a profound journey across multiple lifetimes. When we genuinely execute our duties towards Krishna, we feel fulfilment and peace to achieve something that has eluded us for countless lifetimes.