Dear Aum Krishna,
I am sorry for any confusion. I know that in your original answer you described yourself as eternal soul. I believe the Sanskrit word you refer to could be Atman. My question came from wondering what would cause identification with Atman and not with Brahman. To me, Atman naturally realizes itself as Brahman as soon as apparent bondage to sanskaras and vasanas is dissolved.
Thank you also for the mention of Shri Bhagwadgeeta which I respect and love. I believe it supports the above.