Brahman – Drawing by Jung, from Word and Image

The Brahmana (or Brahmanical exegesis) of the Hundred Paths is the first great work of Vedic literature written in prose. Tentatively it may be placed in the tenth century B.C. As in all the texts of the same class, discussions on sacred formulas (mantras) or doctrinal points concerning sacrifice are to be found along with mythological ramblings and erudite or allegorical digressions. The Satapatha contains the oldest speculation on Brahman, or the Absolute Principle. Jung painted an image of the relation of the individual person to Satapatha Brahman or the Self:

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