<Veda terms> <Buddhist terms>
God Atman no God
(Absolute) (no Absolute)
Awakening Universal Consciousness non-separate self
Ego I-thought separate self
Conscious Consciousness Mind consciousness
mind (Being) (Gross mind)
Subconscious Awareness Store consciousness
mind (Non-Being) (Subtle consciousness)
Reasoning from above, Vedaic Universal Consciousness (Manifestation of Non-Being) is equal to Buddhist non-separate self even though Vedaic Non-Being means Absolute and Buddhist non-separate self means non-Absolute. I guess these difference comes from the definition of Absolute based on whether theistic or non-theistic. However, I am quite sure the meaning is the same because the common key is Subconscious.
As for Self-Inquiry, my own method of "Unconditional self-acceptance" is based on Self-Inquiry. So, it is different from today's Buddhism which is based on Meditation. However, I strongly feel that original Buddhism which Buddha actually preached was based on Self-Inquiry. That's because many of his quotes are based on self-love and he couldn't attain enlightenment through severe meditation practice.
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