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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    Note that in mameti it is 'ma' that means 'me'. It is from this 'me' we come to the word 'mine' as offered in post 19 i.e. the 44th mantra of the varāha upaniṣad.
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté snip (et.al)



    I enjoy the perspective you offer... it suggests 'mine' as limited, constrained, or bound . 'Not mine' suggest just the opposite - without boundries,...
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    Continuing within the varāha upaniṣad ...


    mameti badhyate janturnirmameti vimucyate |
    bāhyacintā na kartavyā tathaivāntaracintikā |
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    Continuing within the varāha upaniṣad ...

    asti brahmeti cedveda parokṣa-jñānameva tat |
    ahaṃ brahmeti cedveda sākṣātkāraḥ sa ucyate || 41
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    Yet what is this varāha upaniṣad we have been discussing- what is it all about?
    Varāha is a boar, yet is also suggests superiority. The wise muni ṛbhu, meaning...
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté ekanta and atanu,



    cidihāstīti cinmātramidaṃ cinmayameva ca |
    cittvaṃ cidahamete ca lokāściditi bhāvaya || 47
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté ekanta


    Please note that I do not have a reliable copy of the varāha upaniṣad to CONFIRM this śloka says indeed māyā , maya or māya.
    Note that māyā and māya are...
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté ekanta



    This is a reasonable assessment. Note that this condition you mention does not have to be one or the other. That is why this māyā is so important in the...
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté ekanta,


    In kaśmir śaivism it is said that all this is contained within śiva. No part of Him is used up in the least.

    When talking of brahman it is most...
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    ātman - Stretched Out

    Hari Om
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    Namaste,

    I was just reading a bit on this ātman ( आत्मन्).

    We know this ātman as the individual soul , the self. It also has roots in aN - अण् to breathe, अत् to move, to...
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