One phrase you hear over and over is ‘Aham Brahmasmi‘ – Guruji and all his followers use it to greet each other. But what does it mean?
These 2 words are essentially the foundation of Hindu philosophy. Aham means ‘I’, that which cannot be deserted or abandoned due to being constant, unavoidable, and ever present. Brahma means ever-full or whole and Asmi means ‘am’. This is one of the main Mahavakyas, or short statements known as the ‘Great Utterances’ found in the Upanishads.
This game is very ‘much bigger than all of us.’#AHAMBRAHMASMI pic.twitter.com/1wTHtbVzfJ— νєикΛтєѕн (@venkatknight) August 17, 2019
It basically translates to ‘I am Brahma’ or ‘I am divine’. It is a term used to describe the unity of the Atman (individual self or soul) with Brahman (the Absolute).
Brahman is the supreme and eternally constant reality, while the universe that we perceive through our eyes is a temporary reality that is constantly ‘changing’.
In other words, Brahman is the spiritual core of the universe, and the words Aham Brahmasmi are used to signify that we are one with Brahman (reality). Consequently, people cannot hate or destroy each other if they are part of the same Brahman, as attacking someone else would be the same as attacking yourself.
The phrase seems to have caught on pretty quickly!
So “Aham brahmasmi” is the new “valar morghulis” for Indians#SACREDGAMES2 #GOT— H A R S H (@Harshcism) August 16, 2019
I’ll prefer Gochi over gucci anytime #Gaitonde #ahambrahmasmi— Kartikey Singh (@myselfkunal1) August 18, 2019
#AhamBrahmasmi: advocated by Advaita Vedanta philosophy, it underscores the belief that primeval Energy which presided over the creation of the Universe,resides in all living beings–animal and plant – & we are all bound by a common destiny: we come from dust & go back to dust. pic.twitter.com/kwUS4tWi5X— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) August 17, 2019
Yeah, pretty intense stuff. I guess that’s why they needed the gochi!