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Upanishads

The Upanishads were edited by many humans over a long period time. It is a collection of sanskrit verses, that were discussed for ages before they were written down. So here is a little summary about the wise words of the Upanishads:

The Atman saturates in everything that is: in animate beings and inanimate things and matter.

J.S. Speyer puts it this way: Atman "ist sowohl der Schöpfer wie das Geschaffene. An einer Stelle in den Upanishads wird dies so ausgedrückt, daß der Schöpfer mit seinem lebenden Atman in Tiere und Pflanzen einging. Das höchste Wesen, der erste Urquell aller Dinge ist aber für unsere Sinne überall verborgen, und deshalb der großen Menge unbekannt und unerreichbar. Der Segen und die Seligkeit, die das Wissen von dem wahren Wesen, von diesem Einen, wahrhaftig Bestehenden, gibt, ist deshalb nur für die Wenigen vorhanden, die in den Besitz jener Wissenschaft und der geheimnisvollen, von Unsicherheit und Furcht befreienden Upanishad-Formel gelangt sind" (68).

To summarize this: the Atman (~ the spirit) is in everything. This circumstance is one of the main secrets explained in the Upanishads. It is worth reading it as well as good commentaries on it.

Along with describing the beings, the doings, the things and matters here in the commontology, we want to respect this circumstance, that the world around us is saturated by what is refereed to as the Atman. Yes, the spirit is in every being, everywhere and in everything.

Sources:

Speyer, J.S.(1914): Die Indische Theosophie. H. Haessel Verlag in Leipzig.

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