The 2 concepts seem really similar and I wanted to see the differences thanks in advance
As the title essentially says, is the word Abraham, as in Abrahamic religions etc. related to the word Brahman from Hindu culture, maybe via some form of PIE?
>स यो ह वै तत् परमं ब्रह्म वेद ब्रह्मैव भवति नास्याब्रह्मवित्कुले भवति ।
>तरति शोकं तरति पाप्मानं गुहाग्रन्थिभ्यो विमुक्तोऽमृतो भवति ॥ ९ ॥
>sa yo ha vai tat paramaṃ brahma veda brahmaiva bhavati nāsyābrahmavitkule bhavati |
>tarati śokaṃ tarati pāpmānaṃ guhāgranthibhyo vimukto'mṛto bhavati || 9 ||
>3.2.9. He who knows that highest Brahman becomes even Brahman; and in his line, none who knows not the Brahman will be born. He crosses grief and virtue and vice and being freed from the knot of the heart, becomes immortal.
This verse is fascinating, because it declares that one who knows Brahman becomes Brahman!
This is only possible if the Self is equivalent to (or at least a part/property of ) Brahman. Not surprisingly, this sloka is a favorite of Advaitins, because (a) it highlights Jnana Yoga as the path to moksha and (b) it supports the oneness of Jivatma and Paramatma.
Thank you for reading.
Bonus question: is there any evidence of a cross-cultural exchange of ideas between Neo-Platonists and Vedanta scholars? Or are any similarities more of a coincidence?
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. And on that occasion Ven. Sāriputta, Ven. Mahā Moggalāna, Ven. Mahā Kassapa, Ven. Mahā Kaccāna, Ven. Mahā Koṭṭhita, Ven. Mahā Kappina, Ven. Mahā Cunda, Ven. Anuruddha, Ven. Revata, and Ven. Nanda went to the Blessed One. The Blessed One saw them coming from afar and, on seeing them, addressed the monks, “Monks, those are brahmans who are coming. Monks, those are brahmans who are coming.”
When this was said, a certain monk who was a brahman by birth said to the Blessed One, “To what extent, lord, is one a brahman? And which are the qualities that make one a brahman?”
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:
>Having banished evil qualities, > >those who go about ever mindful, > >awakened, their fetters ended: > >They, in the world, > >are truly brahmans.
Hello All. Namaste. 🙏
I have a person arguing with me that both are same. I am pretty sure that is not the case.
In any case can you please give me a detailed description of similarities and differences? Thank you very much.
Ive had it a few times (its close to my camp) and each time I've failed shortly after starting because I cant seem to keep the brahmn alive at the first encounter. They are level 50 while enemies can scale up to 100. So I would like to suggest giving them a lot more HP.