The Principle of Brahman
There exist many concepts within the sacred text of the Vedas. Indian philosophy incorporates many concepts which have led to the construction of many things within Indian culture; one of them being religion. A crucial concept dwells within the writings of the Upanishads, which include speculative reflections of Vedic people. In the Upanishads, the concept of Brahman explains the constant question of whether we all are one or we are part of many. The principle of Brahman is believed to be the ultimate reality of all things, both tangible and intangible. This belief provides the foundation of the analysis of the ultimate self as compared to everything objective; to the whole universe (Radhakrishnan and Moore 38). In turn, this principle of seeing the self as compared to the objective world, leads to what Radhakrishnan and Moore describe in their book as “The All-inclusive Brahman” story, from the Vedas (53). This story describes the Brahman to be as that which is Being and Non-Being. The Brahman is many objects which are intangible, such as desire, speech and mind. However, this concept is higher than all understanding that exists in the world. It is beyond explanation, and is unperishable. The concept of Brahman, overall, is the ultimate reality of all things, which exist and are. It is both exclusive and inclusive, it could explain both the living and dead. The reality which encompasses life, its events, and the things that revolve around these events are Brahman. In short, we all are Brahaman as individuals and we are Brahman as the many, it is the creator of these individuals and the one which includes them all. I am Brahman, and so are you.