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atman   
      

It Has 5 letters ( a t m a n )         2 vowels ( a a )         3 consonants ( t m n )         Word on the contrary namta

Which the Definition/Meaning of atman in categoryENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE SPELLINGS
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* Atman * Ātman

Which the Definition/Meaning of atman in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Sanskrit _आत्मन्_ (ātmán, “soul; self; essence”), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Old English _ǣþm_ (“breath”)).

From Sanskrit आत्मन् (ātmán, “soul; self; essence”), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Old English ǣþm (“breath”)).

Which the Definition/Meaning of atman in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɑːtman/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɑːtman/

Which the Definition/Meaning of atman in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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ATMAN (_plural_ ATMANS) * (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Vedanta) The true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual. * 1994, John Hick, _Death and Eternal Life_, page 450, However, we have been led beyond this to a threefold analysis which in its western version is body-soul-spirit and in its eastern version body-mind-ATMAN. * 2005, Bansi Pandit, _Explore Hinduism_, page 63, ATMAN is the manifestation of _brahman_ in the human body. The central theme of the Upanishads is that in the liberated state the ATMAN is identical with _brahman_. […] The word ATMAN is generally translated as soul, self or spirit. However, in view of the Western definition of the soul, ATMAN and soul are not the same. […] In the Western view, the soul is created by God. In the Hindu view, the ATMAN, being eternal, is not created by God. It is a part of God. * 2006, Donald Goergen, _Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit_, page 151, The human being in Hindu thought comprises ATMAN (or _Punisha_) and _Maya_ (or _Prakriti_). The Hindu doctrine of ATMAN concerns one's deepest identity. * 2006, Karen Armstrong, _The Great Transformation_, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 84: The priests who were immersed in the ritual science of the _Brahmanas_ began to speculate on the nature of the self, and gradually the word "ATMAN" came to refer to the essential and eternal core of the human person, which made him or her unique. * 2011, Owen Flanagan, _The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized_, page 124, The Brahmanic tradition that Buddhism is both connected to and a reaction against was, according to almost every scholar, over the top as regards ATMAN. So, not only were individuals possessed of an immutable, indestructible ATMAN. Some, perhaps many Brahmins were asserting that they were ATMAN. RELATED TERMS * anātman * anattā * Sutratman

atman (plural atmans)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Vedanta) The true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of atman in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* manat * manta


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