tat tvam asi


tat tvam asi
/tat" tvam" as"ee, tut" twum" us"ee/, Sanskrit.
Thou art That (the statement, in the Upanishads, that Atman is identical with Brahman).

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      (Sanskrit: “thou art that”), in Hindu philosophy, the famous expression of the relationship between the individual and the absolute. The statement is frequently repeated in the sixth chapter of the Chāndogya Upaniṣad (c. 600 BC), as the teacher Uddālaka Āruṇi instructs his son in the nature of the supreme reality. The identity expressed in this judgment was variously interpreted by the different schools of the orthodox philosophy of Vedānta. The phrase was given its most literal interpretation by the 8th–9th-century thinker Śaṅkara of the Advaita (Nondualist) school, for whom the statement was one of the great assertions fundamental to his doctrine.

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