Power of I

@VinayaG (550)
Kathmandu, Nepal
January 1, 2016 1:19am CST
A mantra from Veda, the Hindu Scriptures, say: "I am God." It is not that easy to describe “I.” Who is this I? What is this I? I is the self, the soul, the persona. I is different from the body. I is eternal and never dying.
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@owlwings (38295)
• Cambridge, England
1 Jan 16
In a Jewish, Christian or Muslim context, this statement might be considered nonsensical (and a blasphemy) because all of those religions regard God as a being separate and apart from humanity, so for someone to say "I am God" would sound presumptuous and blasphemous. However, the Book of Genesis (part of the Scripture of all those religions) says that "God made man in His own image", which is to say that a part of every human - the immortal soul, in fact - is like God, is an image of God. Just as we can look at a picture of something and say "This is a cat" or "This is a mountain" or "This is a house", so one can look at one's soul and say "This is God" (or "This is the part of me that is God"). Therefore, it is only with proper reverence, understanding and humility that it is valid to say "I am God" meaning that there is an integral, inalienable part of me which pervades my whole being and is precious beyond compare because it is made of the stuff that God is made of and in His image.
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@VinayaG (550)
• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan 16
thanks for the reference in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
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@jstory07 (59891)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Jan 16
I am me, myself and no one else is like me.
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@VinayaG (550)
• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan 16
You give the exact meaning of I.