Upanishadic views about Brahman*
(N.B. Statements marked with an asterisk* are
important in the Gita.)
*(1) Brahman is self (tman) and consciousness
(i.e., everyone is Brahman).
*(2) Brahman is world ground.
*(3) Brahman is transcendent of "names and
forms," i.e., transcendent of finite individuality.
*(4) Brahman is unitary, the coincidence of
opposites, and omnipresent.
(5) Brahman has "non-dual" (advaita) self-