Brahman Concept

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The Forms and Brahman and their Relationship to the Self Ultimate reality has no direct definition as each person has a different perspective of what they believe is real. The Bhagavad-Gita shows ultimate reality as Brahman. Brahman is the final cause to all exists and is known to have two sides as the objective and subjective. Similarly, The Republic of Plato uses the forms as a way to explain reality. The forms are unchanging like Brahman and the form of the good is the most important as it ultimate object of knowledge. The form of the good is the basis for all other forms and according to Plato knowledge and goodness are connected. These two different ideas of an ultimate reality use the aspect of the self to help explain the unexplainable.…show more content…
This relates to absolute reality as the supreme spirit is the abode of the eternal. The self is also known as the soul within The Bhagavad-Gita and the soul is said to be immortal as it exists in one body and reenters another so a person’s soul never actually dies. The text says, “Our bodies are known to end, but the embodied self is enduring, indestructible, and immeasurable,” (2: 18). This quotes shows that our bodies may be destroyed by death, but the inner self is eternal and cannot end. The body dies, but if consciousness occurs then the self sees absolute reality. This leads back to the idea of lucidity since the soul can never die it gives the self a divine aspect and if the self is aware of the supreme self or Brahman then there is an ultimate reality. This is considered to be unattainable since humans are not perfect, but the idea is still present. Overall, the eternal aspect of the soul gives a divine notion to an ultimate reality shown in The…show more content…
The Gita says, “When he gives up desires in his mind, is content with the self within himself, then he is said to be a man whose insight is sure,” (2: 55). This quotes shows that if a person is desire-ridden then they will have a deeper understanding to what is true. If one’s mind knows what is real then himself or herself can understand their inner selves because they have clear thoughts. Desires cloud judgements and the only way to be fully aware of oneself is to be in a state of mind that is between full knowledge and no knowledge at all. This is known as lucidity as shown before or consciousness. The Bhagavad-Gita express Brahman as its ultimate reality and to be knowledgeable of this a person needs to have knowledge of themselves and that includes having no

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