Who Am I?

“‘Who am I?’ is the most profound question in your life. If you do not even know who you are, do you know anything else for sure?”


Sadhguru: It is all right to walk on the street, point at someone and ask, “Who are you?” But if you go to someone and ask, “Who am I”, that smacks of something else!

This happened in the Cincinnati Airport. A very important looking man rushed into the airport. There was a long line at the check-in counter. This man jumped the line, went straight to the counter and thrust his passport and his ticket. The lady at the counter said, “Sir, there is a line, please stand in line.” He said, “No, No. I am in a hurry. I need to go.” She said, “No sir, please stand in the line.” Then he said, “Do you know who I am?” She promptly picked up the microphone and said, “There is a man here who doesn’t know who he is. Can somebody help him?”

No one can help him because everybody is in the same state. Everybody is existing here without knowing the essential nature of who he or she is. Without knowing the very fundamentals of who we are, we are trying to make a life. That is the whole confusion.

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