Atman-Brahman Concept

Faith & Belief by Jarred James Breaux


A group of scriptures known as the Upanishads, written as dialogues between a student and a teacher by many different people starting in the seventh century before the Common Era, are the last portion of the Vedas. Sometimes the Upanishads are referred to as the Vedanta, meaning “the summing up of the Veda,” however, the word “Upanishads” itself means “to sit close to.” Two fundamental concepts are established in the Upanishads, Atman (the personal soul) and Brahman (the great soul).[1]

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