[Advaita-l] Aham brahmasmi

sivasenani at yahoo.com sivasenani at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 8 08:54:44 CST 2009

'Myself' is an extraneous term, not found in the mahavakya. Asmi is exactly the equivalent of 'am' in 'I am Brahman' and 'is' in 'Brahman is I'. 
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On Tue, 8 Dec 2009, Michael Shepherd wrote:

> It's best to take this statement -- which means literally 'I am Brahman,
> myself'

It is not as idiomatic in English but adding "myself" is more literal.  It 
is a reflexive verb.  The sentence is not just saying "I am Brahman" but 
also "Brahman is I"

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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