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Brahman is Atman, Atman is Brahman?

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    fairly simple question, which is which?
     
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    Fairly simple question? No. I had no idea what you were talking about and so looked up wiki.

    I kinda gather from this that Brahman is Atman.

    I hope this helps you because I'm more confused than when I started.
     
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    Where did this even come from Barnabas?
     
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    I thought this was some kind of word game about Batman. Ah well, it was an interesting thread anyway :)
     
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    *Disclamer, Eastern schools of thought are confusing to those with Western views*


    OK I admit, it's not an easy question. Brahman and Atman is a Eastern Pantheistic Monism (or EPM) view of the universe that is strickingly different from western thought with one exception. To be a simple as possible Brahman is everything(don't question it) and Atman is the your part of that everything. So from this view Atman is Brahman

    the question "Is Atman, Braham or Is Brahman, Atman?"

    EPM has to my knowledge only one western view that could be called similar which Is New Age.

    In EPM the focus is on Brahman in New Age the focus is on Atman.

    a little more clearly the focus in EPM is on the oness of everything

    New Age thought is focused on everythings Oness with you.

    So the question is are you EPM or New Age.



    *I may have screwed up along the lines somewhere in this post please correct me if I have*
     
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    There is no Atman because the Self is an illusion. :D
     
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    well, atman is not the self in the western sense. Brahman is everything and everything is Brahman, essentialy you and the computer I'm typing are the same thing any distinction is an illusion, the difference between you and the computer is that you have a councious mind. That is Atman Brahman capable of couciousness.

    Dang, EPM is contradictory to rational western thought.

    what is the sound of one hand clapping?

    Ah... much better
     
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