Saturday, August 21, 2004

Indian Philosophy, Origin of the concept of Brahman and atman

The Upanisads answer the question �Who is that one Being?� by establishing the equation Brahman = atman. Brahman - meaning now that which is the greatest, than which there is nothing greater, and also that which bursts forth into the manifested world, the one Being of which the hymn of creation spoke - is viewed as nothing but atman, identifiable as the innermost self in man but

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