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[Solved] Reflective questions: Who am I?...
Hare Krsna, Have you ever felt lost or uncertain about who you are? I have tried to put some thoughts down on paper. If you have had any similar reflections, learnings or answers to the below questions, please do share! 🙂
Reflections of a Wandering Soul
Who am I – What am I?
Am I this body
Am I really a pure jiva
Am I the senses
Am I the mind
Who am I – Am I my thoughts?
Why does my mind trick me constantly
Can I blame it on Maya Devi
Can I shrug and make excuses
Saying it has been written, decided by the Controller
Who am I – Who was I?
What purpose do I have
What karma have I collected
Why am I so attached…
Why do I feel so unfulfilled
Who am I – What are my actions?
I am the jiva, but still behave as the body
I am he, whose mind is not (yet) his friend
I am the earnest pretender
I pray as if sincere, wishing to serve
Yet my actions show I am not
Who am I – What is my identity?
The wonderful Bhagavatas, I take for granted
I have had deep spiritual mercy and shelter,
And yet I am absent when it suits me
Picking my moments to be present
Who am I – Where do I go?
Blessed by the guidance of Guru, Sadhu & Shastra
I know I can do more,
If only I open my heart, close the chattering mind
I need not continually fall
Who am I – Who will I be again?
Time is the inexhaustible, eternal enemy
And I have lifetimes of layers to shed,
To find the courage to endeavour, love and trust
To get serious on the path ahead
Mind wanders off playing tricks on her It has to be contained with intelligence
Who am I? What a difficult question to answer I am not this material body, I am not mind, intelligence I am here to awaken KC and burn karmic actions so can return back to Godhead - Golak Vrindavan
@Radharani, @Harika, thank you! So we seem to be saying:
Who am I - Purpose: To Awaken intelligence, to burn of karmic reactions, (and as a servant of the servant of the servant) whom should we serve - Krishna, Guru, Vaishnavs/devotees, all jivas, and then how should we serve and with what mood? Hmmm, questions that lead to more questions, reflection and hopefully the right answers ... 🙂 Thank you