The Self is eternal says the Scripture.
the self is transient says me.
Immutable is the Self says the Rishi.
more mutable than mutation is the self says me.
Immortal is the Self says the Veda.
piffling life to perish in moments says me.
Infinite delight is the Self says the Voice.
the obverse of delight is the self says me.
An Ideal beyond the reach of mind.
and flesh that cavorts in mire.
So is our strange inheritance, to oscillate between being anointed with the will of the Gods or to satiate the cravings of(/like) an animal.