Origin of atman
Examples from the Web for atman
One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self.
Atman means "breathing;" paramatman "the highest breathing."The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
Or may not the Atman, the supreme ego, be simply the man in dreamless sleep, in perfect repose?
For whom else were offerings to be made, who else was to be worshipped but Him, the only one, the Atman?Siddhartha|Herman Hesse
Atman the highest person, whom the sage finally discovers in himself, lies also at the bottom of all other beings than himself.
Remember Vivekananda's use of the Atman: it is indeed not a scientific use, for we can make no particular deductions from it.Pragmatism|William James
Word Origin for atman
1785, from Sanskrit atma "essence, breath, soul," from PIE *etmen "breath" (a root found in Sanskrit and Germanic, cf. Old English æðm, Dutch adem, Old High German atum "breath," Old English eþian, Dutch ademen "to breathe").