Aham Brahmasmi: “I am Brahman” Mantra. I am Ness.

Mantra’s are a great way to mediate. And in this post I am going to introduce you to my favorite mantra:Aham Brahmasmi. But first, here is a verse by Rumi to inspire your meditation practice:

Soul receives from the soul that knowledge, therefore not by book nor tongue.

If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, this is illumination of heart.


Aham Brahmasmi mantra

Aham Brahmasmi
Becoming a bird amongst her branches she soothed my wounded wings whispering magical words only a heart could understand She spoke of her growth and her beautiful struggles The irresistible desire she felt to grow reaching to her sky even as her home was firmly planted deep within the rich soil of her earth.

Aham Brahmasmi, in Sandskirt literally means “I am Brahman.” Or “The core of my being is the ultimate reality.” Or “I am Ness.” It expresses the tenets of Universal Oneness –that we are all connected to all there is and none of us are separate..

I have enjoyed my study into non duality (Universal Oneness). The greatest pains in our lives come when we feel separate, alone and unworthy. (Basically, ‘unloved’). When I was young, I used to think loneliness was the worst thing and now that I am older I understand why. We are only a self in relationship. Isolation extends our worse fears and digs in our greatest guilt. It is hard to see the good in ourselves when we are isolated. When we are alone and feel disconnected, we feel anxious. Of course,it is hard to be happy.

Understanding Oneness can heal this isolation. It starts with finding our connection with other people who love us, with animals and plants, with the earth and with the Spirit within us. Once we connect to the love in these things, we start to feel less alone. Then, we can begin to understand how we are all the same since that same divinity is within all of us. This can lift us out of guilt and fear and into feeling loved, lovable and loving. How can a mantra help with this?

Did you try the Aham Brahmasmi mantra? What do you do to feel connected?

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5 thoughts on “Aham Brahmasmi: “I am Brahman” Mantra. I am Ness.”

  1. I don’t think anybody will experience nonduality by running away from loneliness. It is found IN the loneliness as far as I can tell. And when it is found then you can embrace other people without wanting anything from them.

  2. Loneliness is a silent killer. Loneliness is this lack of connection as you said, because we can still be lonely when surrounded with family and friends.
    Loneliness makes one vulnerable, weak, naive. It ruins a whole life as it leads to wrong decisions.
    It is still here, living within me, even though i can start to say that i have felt loved lately, or at least someone cared, but loneliness is here because i am not. I still can’t feel I exist, I am, I have the right to be and to live

  3. I am the body, I am the mind, or I am Atman (except when the oneness of Atman is realized) are the functions of delusion. I am the pure consciousness or I am indeed Brahman is the reality. The conceptual understanding that I am Brahman does not serve the purpose. The realization happens only in the complete absence of delusion. That is why it is often reminded not to be understood as Upadesa Vakya (statement of instruction).
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  4. Adi Sankara provides the steps for realization. By merely repeating the words “I am the emperor”, one cannot become an emperor. To become an emperor, the enemies should be destroyed. Likewise by merely repeating the words “I am Brahman”, the oneness of Brahman is not realized. He should destroy the illusion and avidya by discriminating the real and unreal. The first step is the complete detachment from impermanent things. Then one should follow calmness, self-control, perseverance, and renunciation of selfish activities. Then he should learn and follow what he has learned. As the last step, he should go for a long-lasting constant meditation on truth. In this very life, he will realize.

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