A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindus.
a person from an old, respected, and usually wealthy family who has considerable social or political influence; -- a term used especially in New England; as, a Boston brahmin.
(BRAH-mahn): the Vedic name for the Emperor; usually the Vedic people and the Fighting Tigers refer to him as the Sleeping Emperor Whose Dream Shapes the Universe. Unlike other Space Marine Chapters, Fighting Tigers worship the Emperor as a god, served by the Vedic gods (of which there are thousands). Indeed, the Tigers believe that everything--the physical universe, the Warp, all of reality and even time itself--is a long, elaborate dream of the Brahman, a dream from which someday he shall awaken. When he does, everything except himself will cease to exist. The Emperor will then fall asleep again, dream again, and (by dreaming) create a new reality.
ultimate reality, the absolute essence of the universe, which has no attributes and is unknowable by humans.
In Vedic philosophy, the absolute Reality or all-pervasive supreme Principle of the universe.
in Hindu thought Brahman (neuter gender) is the abstract , impersonal Absolute . The Absolute is said to be Nirguna (beyond quality), pure, eternal. When characterized with qualities, the 'qualified brahman' (Saguna Brahman) becomes the immanent cause of the universe.
The one supreme, all-pervading Spirit - the divine
The Hindu concept of God as beyond or above the form of human attributes-- totally detached, Pure Consciousness, the blissful Source from which comes everything that exists.
It is the metaphysical term for the supreme being. It is the reality and principle of life.The term means also the absolute, which alone is real, in classical Advaita ved_nta.
The absolute; the ultimate ground underlying everything; the reality that is the source of all being and all knowing.
A Hindu priest, also an Indian caste.
The Absolute; the Supreme Reality of Non-dualistic Vedanta.
The Supreme Being, the cause of the universe, the all-pervading spirit of the universe.
The impersonal, all-pervasive aspect of the Supreme Truth. Another meaning of the word brahman is the transcendental sound of the Vedas.
the Absolute, the Ultimate Reality, without any name, without any form, recognized as the only intrinsic (ontological) Reality by the Advaita Vedanta
also called Nirguna Brahman, this state of Voidness is regarded as the Unmanifest Being of God by Yogi Preceptors of the First Cosmic Initiation. It is viewed seen as the goal of spiritual practice by the followers of the Yogi Preceptors. Attained, it confers a Nirvana-like peace and blessedness upon the meditator. In this Voidness, Cosmic Consciousness is revealed in its essential nature above its coverings.
from root 'bhri' to grow, expand, increase. Hence the 'swelling of soul' that leads to the meaning of the self existent, impersonal Spirit, the Absolute, the Eternal, the Universal essence from which all created things emanate or with which they are identified and to which they return; not generally an object of worship, but rather of meditation and knowledge.
(1) The Supreme. (2) Particularly, its formless aspect.
The search for knowledge and understanding. The ultimate and absolute reality that Hindus seek to reach through enlightenment. This process is different for each person as they seek their own path to perfect clarity and Moksha.
The power behind and within the cosmos that makes it function and live. Can also be seen as the Ultimate Reality. Sometimes it is thought of as a god. In the early Vedic religion, this was the focus of worship by the Brahmins. In classic and modern Hinduism it is rarely worshipped directly. One of the recurring goals in Hinduism is to understand the link between Brahman-the force behind the cosmos-and the Atman--the soul of each individual human.
Unknown in Vedic Hinduism, Brahman is the ultimate reality, the name of the universal self. All and everyone is a part of Brahmin, though many do not realize it.
Sanskrit for the fundamental substance of the universe, which, according to the Upani¬ ads, is found in the ~ tman of all things.
The ultimate reality, or the all pervading reality; that from which everything comes, in which it rests and into which it will eventually go.
Wisdom, knowledge. Brah was the founder of Brahmanism, and was cotemporaneous with Abram, or Abraham. (See Higgins' notes in Commentary, latter part of this book.) See also First Book of God, pp. 315 and 343. Under the false God, Ennochissa, the word bra'hma became synonymous with warrior.
"All-pervading, self-existent power." The supreme entity of the universe, from which all things emanate and to which all return.
the Absolute or ultimate reality
a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas; "originally all brahmans were priests"
a born priest
a Hindu teacher
the name given by Hindu teachers to the infinite (impersonal) divine reality from which all has emerged, and to which all will ultimately return.
in Hindu religion, the power that sustains the cosmos and the soul (atman).
The unchanging Divine Ground of all being in this universe- eternal, genderless, omnipotent, omniscient and indescribable.
The infinite consciousness; the Self; absolute reality
the Ultimate Reality. Similar to a Supreme Being.
1)the individual soul 2)the impersonal, all pervasive aspect of the Supreme 3) the Supreme Personality of Godhead 4) the maha-tattva, or total material existence
The `Absolute`, Ultimate Reality or Supreme Divine Truth, the Source of everything. From the Sanskrit root `brh` meaning that which expands.
Consciousness, Source, Totality, the Absolute; the ultimate Reality in Hinduism; see Consciousness
The spiritual essence of the universe.
the Absolute or Supreme as part of a philosophy which considers the oneness of God, Sprit, and the Universe.
Godhead. The Absolute, the Supreme Reality, the Ultimate Reality, Truth or the Self of the Vedanta Philosophy are also used interchangeably for Brahman; See Sat-Chit-Ananda.
The Absolute; the Unity of all that exists, the formless, attributeless Godhead. Same as Atman. The Supreme Reality of the Vedanta Philosophy.
The brahman caste of India has long maintained that its members, by their birth, are worthy of the highest respect. Buddhism borrowed the term brahman to apply to those who have attained the goal, to show that respect is earned not by birth, race, or caste, but by spiritual attainment. Used in the Buddhist sense, this term is synonymous with arahant.
(Sanskrit, Hinduism) The ultimately real. Sometimes translated as the Absolute or Infinite Spirit, it is the permanent essence of all apparent being. In the Upanishads it serves as the universal principle or essence unifying all things. At a deep level it is also identical with the spiritual essence of the individual. Later Advaita Vedanta distinguishes saguna brahman from nirguna brahman. The former is brahman as qualified by various attributes (gunas) while the latter is brahman in its real or absolute nature.
the Absolute Reality, Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute; the Supreme Reality that is one and indivisible, infinite and eternal; all-pervading, changeless Existence
The signifying name given to the concept of the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality that is the Divine Ground of all being in this universe. also known as Atman, Paramatman, The Self (Ramana).
supreme consciousness, absolute reality.
A name for eternal, unmanifest God
In Hinduism, the central god or principle that stands behind all the divinities. The universal spirit; the original source of the cosmos.
ultimate power or reality underlying the visible world
Supreme Being: The Ultimate Reality; The Absolute.
The supreme and eternal creative force from which other Hindu Gods and Godesses eminate. Braham plays the roles of creator, maintainer and destroyer in his varied incarnations.
the absolute truth; the impersonal, all-pervasive feature of Godhead; the bodily effulgence of the Lord, experience of which is the first level of God realization.
The Absolute Reality; God.
the Absolute; the Creator.
("growth, expansion"). The impersonal Absolute, the unproduced Producer of all that is. In the Vedas, Brahman is the force behind the magical formulas. In the Upanishads it is the supreme, eternal principle behind the origin of the universe and of the gods. In Vedanta philosophy, it is the Self ( atman) of all beings and knowledge of Brahman results in liberation ( moksha).
The absolute. Divinity itself, God as creator. When Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem “Brahma” appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1857, most of the readers were bewildered. Emerson chuckled. “Tell them,” he said, “to say ‘Jehovah' instead of ‘Brahma' and they will not feel any perplexity.” (from Autobiography of a Yogi)
("that which has grown expansive"): the ultimate Reality (cf. atman, purusha)
Vedic sacred knowledge, and later the absolute power of the universe in Hindu belief.