Well certainly this question “Who am I ?” is the path to spiritual enlightenment as it was with me. So I expect it shall be the path of every spiritual seeker.
The answer to this is very simple and has been taught to us many time to us ignorantly by our elders by our teachers and even the TV serials if you have been living in India.But because of the ignorant nature of the human being even we ignore it.
There is word in Hindi or says Sanskrit “Adhyatm” made from two words Adhyan + Aatm which “To study one own self”. “Aatm” in sanskrit means Self, and we thought it is knowing God. Actually knowing yourself is Knowing God. God is not in 50 Rupees poster that you bought from Haridwar, or Kedarnath. God is within you. When you know your self you know God. So see how simple it is and when we have made it so complicated.
So I hope you understood the importance of the question “Who am I ?” .
So “Who am I ? ” I am part of this nature. I have been created from this nature and I will vanish in this nature. So “Who am I ?”. I am formed from the same water, the same air, the same soil. So you are what everybody else is. Then why are you eating food that is not meant for you. Chemicals like HCL are used for washing toilet they are not meant for consumption Then why are you coating chemicals on Wheat seed ? Why are you adding poison to packaged food called as preservative so that some germ wont be able to eat that food but you will certainly. You are what you eat and you are eating rubbish so you are becoming rubbish.
Bhagavad Gita on Who am I
इन्द्रियाणि पराण्याहुरिन्द्रियेभ्य: परं मन: |
मनसस्तु परा बुद्धिर्यो बुद्धे: परतस्तु स: || 42|| Chapter 3 (Source )
Translation: The senses are superior to the body, mind is superior to the senses. Mind is superior to the intellect, and even beyond the intellect is the soul.
The above statement states that Soul i.e Aatma i.e you your own self i.e ” I ” is superior to you body, mind as well as intellect. Which means you are superior to you body, mind as well as intellect.
Because only you can control you intellect, your mind and ultimately your senses. The devils, the corporates wants to play with your mind. They want to make you eat garbage so that you become a gabage so that they can sell you more garbage. When you eat garbage your senses weakens, your mind weakens your intellect weakens and ultimately it weakens you. Read about Satvik Food as said in Bhagavad Gita.