My conscious has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came to this earth ‘I was the same.’ As a little girl, ‘I was the same.’ …. Ever afterward, though the dance of creation change around me in the hall of eternity, ‘I shall be the same’.
Enquire: 'Who am I?' and you will find the answer. Look at a tree: from one seed arises a huge tree; from it comes numerous seeds, each one of which in its turn grows into a tree. No two fruits are alike. Yet it is one life that throbs in every particle of the tree. So, it is the same Atman everywhere.
Sri Ma Anandamayi