Today i heard a great story about a dialogue between Hanuman and Ramachandra from Indian epic(itihasa) Ramayana.
This story beautifully explains the relationship between Self and God.
Rama(considered as God by Hanuman) asks Hanuman (representing a devotee), “How do you perceive me as?”
Hanuman replies beautifully as:
Deha Buddhyatu Dasoham
Jiva Buddhya Tvadamsakah |
Atma Buddhya Tvamevaham
Iti me nishchita matih ||
“Oh Lord, while I identify myself with my body, I am your servant.
When I consider myself as Individual Soul, I am Your part.
But when I look upon myself as the Spirit, I am one with You.”
What a beautiful explanation by Hanuman!!👌🙏