My name is. I was born in India, in Unnao UP, to be specific. My parents are Hari Prasad Verma and Roop Kumari Verma. I have a brother and a sister. I went to Central school in Chakeri Kanpur for my school education. Then I went to IIT for undergraduate education.
After IIT, I came to the USA and attended Ohio State University and completed doctorate in materials science. I then went to Germany for my post doc and then moved to Silicon valley to start a career in Semiconductor equipment business. I have authored dozens of peer reviewed research articles and patents.
This brings me back to original question – Who am I?
Am I this body? If I am this body, then it makes perfect sense that folks who created my body are my parents. If I am this body, then all the schooling, training this body underwent becomes my training. If I am this body, then all its achievements become my achievement. All the things the body has accumulated also become mine.
However, let us revisit the original question again – Who am I? If am not this body, then who does all the training, accomplishment and achievements of this body belong to? The words like I, me, mine are some of the most popular words in our thinking and speach? But again, who is this I? Is it the combination of body, its thoughts and emotions?
Does it really make sense to spend lifetime after lifetime pursuing the preservation of this I, or its belongings.
Who would we be without this I, without the constant need to build and preserve this I?
Is it not this I that is ultimately the basis of all our hurts, fear, shame, guilt or any other negative emotions.