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. In the Upanishads, Brahman is the name for the ultimate, unchanging reality, composed of pure being and consciousness. Brahman lies behind the apparent multiplicity of the phenomenal world, and is ultimately identical to the atman or inner essence
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appellation accorded members of old, “aristocratic” New England families. [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 226]
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