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The Sruti declares that Jiva and Iswara are both reflections of Brahman in Maya. (Pancadasi VIII.60) Brahman by nature is pure consciousness; With Maya He is called the in-dwelling spirit; In relation to the subtle bodies, He is the totality of souls, identifying Himself with them; and in relation to the gross bodies, He is again, the one identifying ...


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Atman/Purusha is the witness but what is seen, said, heard, tasted are with the Maya/Prakriti. Geeta Chapter 13 Bhagavad Gita 13.1 Arjun said, “O Keshav, I wish to understand what are prakṛiti and puruṣh, and what are kṣhetra and kṣhetrajña? I also wish to know what is true knowledge, and what is the goal of this knowledge? Bhagavad Gita 13.2 ...


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There is a minor mistake in the explanation. You are not the body. The one changing bodies is the atma. You are the soul (atma). One should identify themselves as the soul which is non different and not the body. na tv evāhaḿ jātu nāsaḿ na tvaḿ neme janādhipāḥ na caiva na bhaviṣyāmaḥ sarve vayam ataḥ param Bhagavad Gita 2.12 Never was there ...


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Answers to such questions can be received only through Sannyasa/renunciation. Similar question was asked to Yagyavalkya by his wife Maitri, before he was taking Sannyasa. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: Section IV - Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (I) ‘Maitreyī, my dear,’ said Yājñavalkya, ‘I am going to renounce this life.’ Allow me to finish between you and ...


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Irrespective of the knowledge that one possesses, respect that one commands, kindness one shows towards one's fellow beings, death is inevitable (B.G.2.27). It is quite waste of time in trying to understand/fathom the Natural Laws set by the Almighty. Understanding the origin of this world, the life and Death, etc, come under this category. Seers of Vedic ...


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The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. D.: How shall I reach the Self? M.: There is no reaching the Self. If the Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not now and here, but that it should be got anew. What is got afresh, will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not ...


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I know Atman is self aware but I don't know why that Atman lost his self awareness that he is unlimited and beginningless and instead acquiring limited body awareness I take it you're asking why the Jivatma first entered a body? If so, the answer is that there was never a first time; the Jivatma has eternally been in samsara. From the Brahma Sutras: ...


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From what I know atma is not related to body at all ,if we have alien atma is that kind of thing ,ur atma has no beginning ,atma is the master of body ,your reality is atma ,when you speak to others you actually speak to yourself which is atma too As an atheist I hate baba but I agree with this view from him and he explains that better than me The senses ...


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Welcome to Hinduism.SE! I will answer from a perspective that will hopefully be understandable to someone coming from one of the Abrahamic faiths—though I will admit, I'm more fluent in Judaism and Christianity than Islam. To speak to your last question first, I once heard it said that the illusion of the Universe exists because "God forgot to laugh." This ...


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