Atman meaning

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(Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Vedanta) The true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual.
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The definition of atman means the individual soul or essence, particularly in the Hindu religion.

A person who is entirely in touch with her spiritual side is an example of someone deeply connected to her atman.

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The individual soul or essence.
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The essence that is eternal, unchanging, and indistinguishable from the essence of the universe.
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The individual soul or ego.
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The universal soul; source of all individual souls.
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Origin of atman

  • Sanskrit ātmā ātman- breath, spirit
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Sanskrit आत्मन् (ātmán, “soul; self; essence”), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Old English ǣþm (“breath”)).
    From Wiktionary