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“Is the Ego Also Brahman?”


Photograph of black and white mixed media painting artwork

Artwork by John Diamond, M.D.

It does seem to me, in my limited way, that Shankara‘s Non-Duality is not exactly so.

He states that Atman is Brahman, and Atman is the Deepest Self (what I would call the Soul): the Soul is God.

But what of the non-Deepest Self? The troublesome ego that prevents us Realizing that our Atman is Brahman and then living accordingly?

Is the ego also Brahman? If not – then there still is dualism.