Asian Philosophy Upanishads Essays

Submitted By Chinostudy
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The concept of Brahman is necessary to distinguish between higher knowledge and lower knowledge for the reason to not stir confusion. Non-dualism is a subject prone to cause confusion in the non-spiritual demographic. This being because the concept of Brahman is actually defined as the ultimate reality, which everything is just as it is without human conceptualization, both higher and lower knowledge. Lower knowledge is synonymous to everything that is a learned curricular such as grammar, rituals, mathematics, astronomy, logic, economics, physics, psychology, the fine arts, and even snake-charming. When seen in a dualistic fashion by the indigenous people of India, it is what cannot be learned. Brahman is any integrated principles towards self-realization, but still more so known to be in the category of higher-knowledge. I personally do at times come fall in a position where I question what can and cannot be known. The majority of the time it involves times when I am emotionally unstable and vulnerable. These are the times I am more prone to not think consciously and let my mind go in a whirlwind of rapid thoughts. This leads me to question reality and to cry out to the epidemic I call God. When I am in a right state of mind I do feel like I have reached Brahman. Complete stillness, oneness, and focus to seeing things as they are, and knowing that all I can control, feel, and how to react are in the here and now. All that needs to be known is right in front