Atman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Atman (Hinduism) The life principle, soul, or individual essence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n atman The soul as it is conceived by the Brahman philosophers: the existence of it is denied by the Buddhists. The soul of the universe is equally called atman.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. ātman,

Usage

In literature:

No longer, I want to begin my thoughts and my life with Atman and with the suffering of the world.
"Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse
Not for the wife's sake is the wife dear but for the sake of the Atman.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The first atman is explained as the soul, the second as the body, by all the commentators.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
VII (24-32) shows that the atman vai/s/vanara of Ch.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
He whom the Atman chooses, by him the Atman can be gained.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The one Atman or Self, he says, is praised in many ways owing to the greatness of the godhead.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
Atman, or Spirit, is held to be an eternal principle, from which the Selves or Souls are differentiated.
"Reincarnation and the Law of Karma" by William Walker Atkinson
The whole is the mystery of Atman or the Self.
"The Gnostic Crucifixion" by G. R. S. Mead
All compound things lack a self, an atman, an ego.
"The Gospel of Buddha" by Paul Carus
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In news:

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For a change, Canada has sent a wave of WARM air south of its border in the person of Irene Atman , a comely blonde who occasionally hints at Barbra Streisand's dramatic phrasing while aspiring to a career as jazz vocalist.
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