In relation to the Hindu teaching ‘atman is Brahman’ consider
- the personal soul or self; the thinking principle as manifested in consciousness
2. Brahman considered as the Universal Soul, the great Self or Person that dwells in the entire created order
Word origin of ‘atman’ – from Sanskrit ātman breath; compare Old High German ātum breath – Collins dictionary
Brahman – In schools that equate Brahman with Atman,Brahman is the sole, ultimate reality. The predominant teaching in the Upanishads is the spiritual identity of soul within each human being, with the soul of every other human being and living being, as well as with the supreme, ultimate reality Brahman. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahman
- O SON OF SPIRIT!
I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.