Pepijn Sweep;128572 wrote:
Is being a Brahman a proffession? I was allways interested in India, since high-school/ I agree on limited power of understanding as being a problem.
Glad to hear that. You are welcome to India, anytime. On Brahman, there is a misconception. Although similar is phonetics, the following terms or concepts are quite different.
Brahma- (Bra-'ah-Ma) is one of the three triads/trinities representing three forces. He is a personified God - known to be the creator of Universe. The creating force. (The other forces being the 'sustaining' inaptly translated as the 'preserving force, represented by Lord Vishnu; and the third force of power and destruction, represented by Lord Shiva.
Brahman - (Bra-ahm-an) is a metaphysical concept describing the very Essence of the Universe, of Matter, of Substance. It is parallel to Holy Spirit. But in the spiritual realm it is treated higher than the personal God Brahma.
Brahmin - (Bra-min) is a class of people who 'seek knowledge', and are traditionally the priestly class in India. The priesthood, classified as the so called 'upper caste' in the social strata, carry out the profession of performing the rituals, poojas or offerring ceremonies.
I don't think we can actually succeed at knowing the totality. But this concept of totality seems almost inborn. Totality is the all consider as one, yes? Hegel examined this sort of thing. The subject when thoroughly considering the object finds himself considering the subject finally, which largely determines the "object."
We speak of universals automatically, it seems. God, Nature, Reason, Truth. Notice how all of these words are singular? I'm not an expert on the matter, but I believe that polytheistic religions often also have a monotheistic background or component. I suspect an archetype. It's as if we are evolved to think holistically (but not exclusively so.) Jung speculated on a Kosmos archetype. Kosmos means order, if I am not mistaken.
I have not studied Jung, so can't opine on his thoughts.
Yes, from the singular perspective totality can be said to be that which represents everything. The sum total of all things, entities and beings. I call them TEBs.