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Mahavakyas: Great Aphorisms of Vedanta

Introduction Mahavakyas are the great statements that appear in Vedas and Upanishads. Vedas are the oldest religious scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. Upanishads are the concluding part of the Vedas. While Upanishads are the very essence of Vedas, these aphorisms are the very essence of Upanishads or Vedanta There are more than ten Mahavakyas found in … Read moreMahavakyas: Great Aphorisms of Vedanta

Ayam Atma Brahma: Self is Absolute Entity

Ayam Atma Brahma

Introduction Ayam Atma Brahma is the Mahavakya that is found in Mandukya Upanishad of Atharva Veda. As other Mahavakyas, it also explains the Jiva-Brahmaikya or the oneness of Brahman and Atman which is the basic tenet of Advaita Philosophy. According to Guru Gita, Ayam Atma Brahma is Abhyasa Vakya or the statement of Practice. The … Read moreAyam Atma Brahma: Self is Absolute Entity

Prajnanam Brahma: The consciousness is Brahman

Introduction Prajnanam Brahma is one of the Mahavakyas of Vedanta. The other Mahavakyas are Aham Brahmasmi, Tat Tvam Asi, and Ayam Atma Brahma. Mahavakyas are Identity statements. The identity statement means the identity of Brahman in the Self or Consciousness. Prajnanam Brahma is found in Aitareya Upanishad of Rig Veda.   Aitareya Upanishad deals with … Read morePrajnanam Brahma: The consciousness is Brahman

Tat Tvam Asi: That Thou Art

Tat Tvam Asi

Introduction Tat Tvam Asi (That Thou Art) is one of the Mahavakyas of Vedanta. The Other Mahavakyas are Aham Brahmasmi, Prajnanam Brahma, and Ayam Atma Brahma.   The first occurrence of Mahavakya is in Chandogya Upanishad of Sama Veda. To understand this Mahavakya, one must read this Upanishad in full. The core teaching of the … Read moreTat Tvam Asi: That Thou Art

Aham Brahmasmi: I am the absolute reality

Aham Brahmasmi, Aham Brahmasi meaning

Introduction The core philosophy of Advaita Vedanta is explained in simple and yet enriched words of elaborate meaning . I am Brahman is one such term. This article tries to shed lights on the term. Aham Brahmasmi meaning Aham denotes the word “I”. Brahmasmi is the combination of Brahman and Asmi. Brahman is the supreme … Read moreAham Brahmasmi: I am the absolute reality