Atman



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.
Contemporary Examples

One of the key ingredients of Tantra is the discovery of atman, or true self.
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010

Historical Examples

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

For whom else were offerings to be made, who else was to be worshipped but Him, the only one, the atman?
Siddhartha Herman Hesse

This one essence or Self (atman) permeates the whole Universe.
Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Was not atman in him, did not the pristine source spring from his heart?
Siddhartha Herman Hesse

He already knew to feel atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.
Siddhartha Herman Hesse

No longer, I want to begin my thoughts and my life with atman and with the suffering of the world.
Siddhartha Herman Hesse

Or may not the atman, the supreme ego, be simply the man in dreamless sleep, in perfect repose?
The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study Jean-Marie Guyau

atman means “breathing;” paramatman “the highest breathing.”
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker

But no; for when the body suffers or perishes, atman would perish.
The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study Jean-Marie Guyau

noun (Hinduism)
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
n.

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”).

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