Aham Brahmasmi = I am Spirit Soul. You are not the body (material energy)---you are conscious spirit soul. You are not God. It means "I am Brahman". Spirit is the same as prana, it is life energy. Soul is the same as atman, it is the wave we identify with when we are drowning in maya. God is the Christian concept for the trinity of brahman, paramatma, and bhagvan. All words, concepts, do you really want to debate something so irrelevant? The individual Soul is made of Brahman (spirit) Yes, Atman is Brahman. All negation followed by more negation as if something progress is being stated. Neti neti, the only way to really point at the divine is to say what it is not, there is nothing in normal experience that is equivalent to it so we are at a loss to really say it. False based upon the real & actual Existence of TIME ---as we know it . . . It is patently clear time is not real since it is perceived differently depending on mood - when we are bored, it goes slowly, when we are having fun it goes fast. There is nothing concrete which can be called time, it has no reality outside the mind at all. Okay but why the self-aggrandising? I am partaking in a discussion, what you perceive as self-aggrandizing is merely the authority of direct experience. Your mind appears and disappears ---Time is the distroyer of ALL ---that's quite a Job-Title for something that doesn't exist. What about pain & suffering? Illusion? Pain and suffering arise for whom? Who has given this title for time? That does not clairify anything Clarity does not arise from mind, mind is the nature of all confusion. It is fundamentally a denial engine and brings nothing but fear. Spiritual practice is about entering and living from the heart, where nothing but love arise. Love is never confused. Because Maya is Real & Temporary ---Insurance and maintenance & Taxes are the owners responsibility--- why consider additional Un-Conscious inert objects to be part of your being? Maya is only real in a relative sense. What is transient reality without an observer of it? Karma yoga means action done without expecting reward knowing who is the recipient of Sacrifice. You have not said something different from me, except that you bring in the one who might get rewarded. This one is the identification in much action, the one that is trying to get something out of it. You also bring in the recipient, your whole statement rests on the delusion of maya. Who sacrifices? It is only the whole interacting with itself, true sharing. Your love would be false and Temporary. Love is only real in the company of real Persons ---lest be be called animal instinct. For me, love is the result of the removal of separation. Love that depends on something other is not true love. The nature in question is PERSONA. God is the first Person (adi-purusha) Person is character, it is something acquired to represent ourselves to others. The first person has still arisen from something, that is my interest. This is the difference of Nirguna Brahman and Seguna Brahman, all that arises is maya, the one it arises for is the only true Reality. So all your concepts are false? Thank you for your candor. Yes, certainly. One cannot presume to understand the purport of ancient Sanskrit texts ---unless the purports of ancient Sanskrit texts are explained to them Having texts explained to us will only result in more concepts, direct personal insight is necessary to truly understand.