HINDUISM: HUMAN DESTINY Moksha: The ultimate goal for Hindus. Moksha is characterized by infinite being awareness, and bliss. Monism: The doctrine that all reality is ultimately one. - Many rivers leading to one ocean Brahman: The essence of reality. Atman: The ultimate reality within human beings. - The individual soul. Brahman, ultimate reality understood through contemplation of the universe, and Atman, ultimate reality understood through contemplation of the inner self, are in fact one and the same. Brahman is Atman; all reality is one.