The Self in Indian Philosophy. Who am I? What am I?. Hinduism. Hinduism is the primary religion of India It regards the Upanishads (900- 200 BCE) as sacred. Henotheism. There are many gods, But all are forms of one being, Brahman. Rg Veda.
Who am I?
What am I?
Know thou the soul as riding in a chariot,
The body as the chariot.
Know thou the intellect as the chariot-driver,
And the mind as the reins.
The senses, they say, are the horses;
The objects of sense, what they range over.
The self combined with senses and mind
Wise men call "the enjoyer."
• The soul is separable from body, mind, and intellect
• Enlightenment: You can detach yourself from each manifestation of nature
• Reincarnation: The soul may occupy a different body and mind
“What are you?”
“I am awake.”