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Analysis and comments on Brahma by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Comment 3 of 253, added on August 9th, 2007 at 8:18 PM.

i really agree with this poem. you dont god in your life

Javier from United States
Comment 2 of 253, added on October 31st, 2004 at 2:39 PM.

Brahma - the single absolute being pervading the universe and found within
the individual; atman.

I think that in "The vanished gods to me appear,
And one to me are shame and fame.", it means that he doesn't care for the
gods, for in saying "The strong gods pine for my abode,
And pine in vain the sacred Seven;
But thou, meek lover of the good!
Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.", it means that if you find Brahma,
you no longer need the "gods", or faith, because they are one in the same,
& if you have found Brahma, you are self-fufiled, and need not faith, for
you are above humanity, and in turn you are your own "god", or symbol of
faith, so turn your back on primitive beliefs, or "heaven", for you are
better, you are all in one.

Aaron Quintana from United States
Comment 1 of 253, added on August 19th, 2004 at 3:53 PM.

Brahma is pronounced as Brahm, means self. The poem explains the Hindu
belief that soul never dies, body does. Soul just change bodies, leaves one
and takes another. Until the soul attains perfection it keeps coming back
to earth in some form or another. On getting perfection with good deeds, it
reaches God, and becomes one with Him.
Some critics wrongly ananlyze Brahma as Brahmaa - one of the Hindu God
among Trinity. Here Brahma is Brahm, also spelled as Brahman that means the
self, soul.

S S Samant

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: Brahma
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 20 2003

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