On the strength of his inner identification, Sri Krishna was able to say, “I am Arjuna.”
Ramakrishna identified his consciousness, body, mind and heart with Mother Kali to such an extent that his Consort, Sarada Devi, used to say, “Where is Ramakrishna? It is all Kali. Let him say that he prays to his Mother Kali. I definitely know that it is he who is Kali."
What benefit can we derive from identification? We can derive everything from identification. If we need purity, we can hold a flower, which is the embodiment of purity. If we then identify our soul and ourselves with the breath of the flower which is nothing but purity, we ourselves will become all purity. If we stand in front of a mighty ocean, we can identify our aspiration with the vast expanse and become the infinite. Yogis or great spiritual Teachers, on the strength of their identification, become one with each and every human being on earth.