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Aham Brahmasmi - an essential subject
Ahaṁ means 'I' and brahmāsmi means 'to be Brahman'; together they mean 'I am Brahman'. There are several connotations to the word ‘Brahman’. One expression is the impersonal, all-pervasive aspect of the Supreme, or the effulgence of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. To the monist theorists this phrase signifies that we are ultimately one with God, or Brahman, and the goal of life is to merge into the Brahman. However to the Vaishnavas, the real implication of the phrase ‘ahaṁ brahmāsmi’ is that one is constitutionally an individual spirit soul temporarily entrapped in a material body. When one comes to realize and understand that every living entity is a part and parcel of Krishna, the Supreme origin of this entire cosmic creation, then one’s spiritual education commences.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Aham Brahmasmi category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 7 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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