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Six Concepts from the UpanishadsMy History of World Religion classes are covering Hinduism, and these central concepts from the Upanishads are central to the Hindu tradition;
Six Concepts from the Upanishads
Brahman-The divine reality underlying all things. It is reality itself, pure consciousness, and bliss. It is the way thing are in the final analysis, when we see reality without illusion (maya). Unlike the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, The Hindu Brahman is not a transcendent creator and sustainer of the world but is the universe itself. It is beyond time and space, hence in the Hindu tradition space and time themselves are only the world as it appears to us, not the world as it is in itself.
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