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The entire edifice of Advaita metaphysics is built up on the foundation that Brahman is the only reality, 'brahma satyam'.

By- Devakinanda ji

OṀ (AUM)-AD-VA-YA-BRAH-MA-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-HA

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In later Sanskrit usage, the term mahāvākya came to mean "discourse". Pinterest

By Dr. Devakinanda Pasupuleti

The Mahavakyas are “The Great Sayings” of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Advaita … In later Sanskrit usage, the term mahāvākya came to mean “discourse”, and specifically, discourse on a philosophically lofty topic. One of the four Mahavakyas is Tatvamasi. Tat Tvam Asi means- Tat means You. Tvam means GOD, and Asi means are. Meaning, ‘you are god.’ (meaning- you are the part of god).

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Our life is meant to search for the truth and realizing the truth is the crowning accomplishment, not comparable with any worldly achievement. Wikimedia Commons

By Maria Wirth

This is a translation of my very first article which I wrote in 1981. I had sent it to a German magazine which I used to read during my psychology studies. They published it and later, two more magazines reprinted it. I was asked to keep sending articles. It helped me to stay in India…..

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  • Main concepts of Vedanta- the first is human’s real nature is divine and the second concept is that the aim of human life is to realise this divinity
  • Brahman is designated by Advaitins as saccidananda: as “being” (sat), “consciousness” (cit), and “bliss” (ananda)
  • Brahman, for Advaita Vedanta, is a name for that fullness of being which is the “tranquillity” of non-dualistic spiritual experience

Vedanta philosophy or Uttara Mimamsa is the orthodox philosophy of Hinduism. It has two main concepts. The first is human’s real nature is divine and the second concept is that the aim of human life is to realise this divinity. Vedanta goes on to assert that beneath this outward changing lies a fundamental reality which is supreme, called Brahman.

The Hindu scriptural tradition is quite remarkable for its size and diversity;not only are there a very large number of works designated as revelation,but the specific content of these works varies greatly. In order to make this vast body of literature more manageable, it was necessary for theologians to summarise and reconcile the many different theological doctrines found in scripture. Within the Hindu tradition, the task developed into a separate field of theological writing, known as Mimamsa, mentioned the Hinduism expert Subhamoy Das in hinduism.about.com.

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