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  1. "Atman" is a 1996 documentary film written and directed by Pirjo Honkasalo.
  2. "Atman" is a 1975 short experimental and historical fiction film directed by Toshio Matsumoto.
    • country: Japan
    • genres: Experimental film, Historical fiction
    • released in (40 years ago)


  1. Atman is a musical group.
    • albums: "Tradition", "Save Wolf Save Wilderness", "Personal Forest"
  2. Atman is a musical group.
    • albums: "Like Pure Unawaited Magic", "Djirli Ika"


  1. Atman a.k.a. Ātman is a Sanskrit word that means 'inner-self' or 'soul'. In Hindu philosophy, especially in the Vedanta school of Hinduism, Ātman is the first principle, the true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual.
  2. Atman a.k.a. Ātman: Although the Buddha argued that no permanent, unchanging "self" can be found, some Buddhist schools, sutras and tantras present the notion of an atman or permanent "Self", although mostly referring to an Absolute and not to a personal self.
  3. Atman a.k.a. Ātman: The Atman is a philosophical term used within Jainism to identify the soul. It is one's true self beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence. As per the Jain cosmology, atman or soul is also the principle of sentience and is one of the tattvas or one of the fundamental substances forming part of the universe. According to The Theosophist, "some religionists hold that Atman and Paramatman are one, whilst others assert that they are distinct ; but a Jain will say that Atman and Paramatman are one as well as distinct." In Jainism, spiritual disciplines, such as abstinence, aid in freeing the atman "from the body by diminishing and finally extinguishing the functions of the body." Jain philosophy is essentially dualistic. It differentiates two substances, the self and the non-self.

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Google previewThe Divine Matrix (2006)

Creativity As Link Between East and West by Joseph A. Bracken

If Brahman is understood to be the activity of consciousness, then Brahman and Atman are distinct yet dynami— cally one since Brahman is that principle whereby Atman is a conscious self. On the other hand, if Brahman is itself an entity, then ...

Google previewMany Many Many Gods of Hinduism (2013)

Turning believers into non-believers and non-believers into believers by Swami Achuthananda

The part of god present in all beings is called Atman. We are individually little drops of the ocean and collectively we form the ocean. In the Biblical tradition, man is not immanent, except in ...

Google previewJudaism and the Gentile Faiths (1981)

Comparative Studies in Religion by Joseph P. Schultz

and the Upanishadic Brahman- Atman is that in the Hindu doctrine the individual soul is conceived as being totally absorbed in Brahman. Moreover ...

Google previewThe Book of Miracles (2001)

The Meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam by Kenneth L. Woodward

Atman is an illusion and everything is ultimately Brahman, then the individual who breaks free of karmic law and the illusion of separate identity automatically achieves more-than-human status. Even for those who teach some form of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hinduism (1997)

by Bruce M. Sullivan

ATMAN. Self, or soul. The individual self or soul of a person, regarded as eternal and unchanging. This spiritual or metaphysical element of a person is the vehicle for reincarnation, the Atman leaving the body at death and going to another ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Hindu World (1992)

by Gaṅgā Rām Garg

Atman is realised as Pure Consciousness without subject-object relationship. Atman is deathless, birthless, eternal and real 'Self in every individual; the unchanging Reality behind the changing body; the Spirit or Brahma (q.v.) which is Pure ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

ATMAN 97 of both the Lutheran and Anglican families of churches. Herbert J. Ryan, s.j. See also APOSTLES' CREED; ARIANISM; ATHANASIUS, PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA; CREED/SYMBOL OF FAITH; LITURGY OF THE HOURS; ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Robert T. Craig

Its vibhu is the atman. The mental life is not the aspiration; rather Hinduism's emphasis is higher than the mental life, where the human life is a means, not the end. Here, the bodily self is not the ultimate truth, though it is essential for worldly ...

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