AHAM BRAHMASMI - "I am Brahman " - a mantra from the Upanishads
AHAMKARA - ego (see also "antahkarana") "
AHIMSA - the principle of non-violence, the refusal to hurt any living being; the first of the five yamas (see "Raja Yoga") ...
Ego, one of four elements of the mind or antakharna.("I-maker"): the individuation principle, which must be transcended.
Aham brahmâsmi: the vedic aphorism "I am spiritual".
Ahamkâra (Ahankâra): f a l s e e g o derived from being identified with the body is the seat of fear.
Aham Brahma Asmi
Used to overcome the confinement to the body and mind and to realize the true oneness of the Absolute.
Tat Twam Asi
Used to obtain the identification of the individual as one and the same with the Absolute.
individuality, the concept of ahamkara - the ego factor which identifies the self with the material environment; identity of the individual being
aham eva akshayah kalah I am imperishable Time. [Gita 10.33]
ahamkara (ahankara, Ahankar) ego-sense; ego-idea; the divisional principle of ego-formation; the separative ego-sense which makes each being conceive of itself as an indepndent personality.
ahamkarta ["I" as the doer].
Aham vaishvanaro bhootva praninam dehamashritah
Pranapana samayuktah pachmami annum chaturvidham I
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By establishing oneself (as jiva-atma, spiritual soul) in the earnestness of spiritual pursuits, it is possible to transcend the temporal self ("aham-kara" - "I am doer", false ego), limited by desires, fears, memories and mental constructs, ...
"Yasya aham anugrahnami tasya vittam haramyaham." I shall free you from all your pleasure-centres one by one. When the nerves are cut, what pain will you feel? Suppose each nerve is snapped. Can you imagine that pain you will feel? Such pain will be felt when pleasure-centres are plucked out.
"Aham Brahmasmi" cannot be realised by the common man. if that were so then we cannot call the realisation of "Aham Brahmasmi'' the highest achievement that Vedanta speaks of.
' This corresponds to 'Soham' or 'Aham Brahma Asmi' of the Vedantins. People reported to the Badshah that Mansoor was an atheist (Kafir) and that he was always uttering 'Anal-haq.' The Badshah was quite enraged. He ordered that Mansoor must be cut into pieces. His orders were obeyed.
meaning 'I am he' (in English), while divided in still another way it will read 'So-ham,' 'he (is) I' -- Soham being equal to Sah, 'he,' and aham, 'I,' or 'I am he.
In the same manner, Laya can be effected by concentration at the tip of the nose (Nasikagra Drishti), at the space between the two eyebrows (Bhrumadhya Drishti), meditation on the five Tattvas, on Soham Mantra, Aham Brahma Asmi, Tat Tvam Asi Mahavakyas and other methods also.
Aham Brahmasmi,Tat twam asi, Ayam Athma Brahma and Prajanam Brahma, all about the different features of the great Paramathma. Adi Sankara, the great illumined Sage of India established four Ashrams (Madams) in India on the basis of the above theories.
See also: Spirit, Yoga, Mind, Spiritual, Body