Amongst the many excerpts in the Hindu bible 'The Bhagwad Gita', appears the word Omkara which literally translates to 'The vehicle to cross the oceans of life'
Crossing the ocean is defined as the journey that every mortal must undertake in his/her lifetime and therefore by doing so, is inevitably confronted by the three basic elements of mortality i.e; creation, preservation and destruction.
The soul is immortal. However, the mortal body which is the vehicle of one's soul will cease to exist. But up until that eventuality, everyone crosses the ocean accompanied by the three gods who create, preserve and destory all.