KIRAN ATMA: Aham Brahmasmi
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Aham Brahmasmi?

Aham Brahmasmi means "I am a Brahman". This is one of the four "great utterances" (mahavakyas) in Hindu philosophy that expresses ultimate truth. 


The concept that atman (the individual Self) and Brahman (Ultimate Reality) are one and the same—identical—is conveyed in this statement; this fact is at the core of the theoretical writings known as the Upanishads. 

  • Apart from their philosophical significance as encapsulating basic truths, the four mahavakyas were adopted as distinguishing emblems by the four divisions of the Dashanami Sanyasi ascetics. 
  • Each division had its own mahavakya, just as each division had its own Veda, main holy center, and archetypal ascetic character. 
  • The mahavakya connected with the Bhuriwara division of the Dashanami Sanyasis is Aham Brahmasmi.


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