~Jagat~

Jagat is a Sanskrit word that means “world,” specifically the physical world or planet. In Advaita Vedanta, jagat is understood as a persons’ subjective experience of reality in the material world. It is described specifically in contrast to Brahman, which is considered to be the Supreme Reality, Infinite and Omnipresent. In this understanding, jagat is considered an illusion and unreal in comparison to Brahman. Brahman is the truly awakened state, where individuals rediscover their oneness with Brahman.

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