“In the Kaliyuga, man, being totally dependent on food for life, cannot altogether shake off the idea that he is the body. In this state of mind it is not proper for him to say: “I am He”.
When a man does all sorts of worldly things, he should not say, “I am Brahman”. Those who cannot give up attachment to worldly things, and who find no means to shake off the feeling of “I”, should rather cherish the idea, “I am God’s servant; I am His devotee.”
— Ramakrishna Paramahansa: Prophet of New India (1948) by Swami Nikhilananda, p. 77