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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally meaning "that are you". Originally occurs in the Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7.

PhraseEdit

तत्त्वमसि (tattvamasi)

  1. tat tvam asi
    • ~9th c., chapter 1, in Avadhuta Gita, verse 25:
      तत्त्वमस्यादिवाक्येन स्वात्मा हि प्रतिपादितः ।
      नेति नेति श्रुतिर्ब्रूयादनृतं पाञ्चभौतिकम् ।। २५।।
      tattvamasyādivākyena svātmā hi pratipāditaḥ .
      neti neti śrutirbrūyādanṛtaṃ pāñcabhautikam .. 25..
      By such sentences as "That thou art," our own Self is affirmed. Of that which is untrue and composed of the five elements - the Shruti (scripture) says, "Not this, not this."