The `question is
We are not the body nor the mind, but at the same time we have to be
the body and mind since we are the ALL, give me your explanation?
The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
1. On identifying Self to be body - (P.59)
D.: The body moves and does all.
M.: Quite so. Now that you identify yourself with the body you feel
the trouble. The trouble is in your mind. You think that you
are the body or that you are the mind. But there are
occasions when you are free from both. For example in deep slumber,
you create a body and a world in your dream. That represents your
mental activities. In your waking state you think that you are the
body and then the idea of forest and the rest arise.
Now, consider the
situation. You are an unchanging and continuous being who remains in
all these states which are constantly changing and therefore
transient. But you are always there. It follows that these
fleeting objects are mere phenomena which appear on your
being like pictures which move across a screen. The screen
does not move when the picture moves. Similarly, you do not
move from where you are even when the body leaves the home
and mixes in society. Your body, the society, the forest and the ways
are all in you; you are not in them. You are the body also but not
this body only. If you remain as your pure Self, the body
and its movements need not affect you.
The idea of confining oneself to the body eminates out of ignorance of Self. This ignorance was described in Rig Veda as hiding of waters by Vritra. Here, Vritra is ignorance and water is Knowledge of Self, mentioned in an Esorteric sense.
I WILL declare the manly deeds of Indra, the first that he achieved,
the Thunder-wielder. He slew the Dragon, then disclosed the waters,
and cleft the channels of the mountain torrents.