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The Vedas, the Upanishads and Vedanta make the claim that upon closer examination, Atman is Brahman; that is, the individualized "I-am-ness" is co-incident with the "I-am-ness" of reality as a whole. Yoga employs meditative methods to experience this for oneself, within oneself.

Tantra employs methods which are akin to both worship and meditation, and which enable the individualized "I-am-ness" to become actualized as the "I-am-ness" of reality as a whole. In this process, reality as a whole is held in the individual's mind as deities/cosmic powers, which with progressive identification come to overlap the individual's "I-am-ness".

Buddha teaches a process which ends at Samma Samadhi; that is, Samadhi with reality as a whole. Other ways of stating this equivalence: Vijnana becomes co-incident with Jnana, Saguna Brahman becomes co-incident with Nirguna Brahman, Citta becomes co-incident with Cit.

That there is a transcendent aspect to self and world can be sighted by looking at the findings of Modern Physics and Consciousness Research. In our era, these examinations provide valuable insights into self and world. The meditative methods of Yoga, Tantra and Buddhism enable these insights to become actualized in experience.  --  Pankaj Seth