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Atman   Listen
noun
Atman  n.  (Hinduism)
(a)
The life principle, soul, or individual essence.
(b)
The universal ego from whom all individual atmans arise. This sense is a European excrescence on the East Indian thought.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Atman" Quotes from Famous Books



... Inconsistent statements.] The name, which in later writings is most frequently given to the "one without a second,"[16] is Atman, which properly means self. Much is said of the way in which the self in each man is to recover, or discover, its unity with the supreme or real self. For as the one sun shining in the heavens is reflected, often in distorted images, in multitudes of vessels filled with water, so the one self ...
— Two Old Faiths - Essays on the Religions of the Hindus and the Mohammedans • J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir

... nature—which is nothing but absolute uniform bliss—of the jiva that appears as distinguished by all the manifold individualising forms which are the figments of Nescience. The Self of bliss is the jiva or pratyag-atman, i.e. the ...
— The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja - Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48 • Trans. George Thibaut



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