the principle of life.
the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman.
(initial capital letter) the World Soul, from which all individual souls derive, and to which they return as the supreme goal of existence.
- Also at·ma [aht-muh]. /ˈɑt mə/.
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How to use atman in a sentence
One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self.
atman, or Spirit, is held to be an eternal principle, from which the Selves or Souls are differentiated.Reincarnation and the Law of Karma | William Walker Atkinson
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
He already knew to feel atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.Siddhartha | Herman Hesse
atman means "breathing;" paramatman "the highest breathing."The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) | Max Duncker
This one essence or Self (atman) permeates the whole Universe.Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for atman
the personal soul or self; the thinking principle as manifested in consciousness
Brahman considered as the Universal Soul, the great Self or Person that dwells in the entire created order
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