The Vedic axiom Aham Brahmasmai (I am Brahman) can be made clear by an example. To curdle milk and get curd for use, we add a small quantity of curd itself to the milk. Then, all the milk turns into curd. Wherefrom did we get the curd initially? From milk which was similarly treated. The years of life are the milk; the Divine Principle, Brahman, is the curd, which, when ushered into, pervades life, converts them into a Divine Saga. This is what the Upanishads mean when they declare Brahmavid Brahmaiva Bhavati (he who knows Brahman becomes verily Brahman). Asmi is the process of mixing, the consummation of adding, the merging, the union. When it happens, Aham becomes Brahman.
- Baba -