this is the 'real self', the soul of a person. Inside everyone is a 'spark' of the divine ( Brahma); it is this spark that is able to reincarnate after death and provides each life with identity. It is through the atman that all things are connected, leading to the doctrine of ahinsa (or non-injury) and universal love.
The immortal soul of a human being. The divine Self that exists in every person. Upon beginning meditation, it is first experienced as stillness, peaceful inner silence, and, later, as ecstatic bliss and outpouring divine love.
(Sanskrit, Hinduism and Buddhism) Variously translated as self, soul, spirit, or ego depending on the context. In the Upanishads it is the permanent spiritual essence of the individual. For early Buddhists, it was simply the individual self or ego (which they denied-see anatman). For later Advaita Vedanta, the atman was identical with the spiritual essence of the world itself (atman is brahman-see brahman).
is a concept difficult to define. The translation by the word "soul", often read and proposed, does not seem to be adequate; indeed, it leads the reader to compare with the christian concept of soul, which is a false view. One can say that the atman, is the real man, once the ego and the worldly personality (body, life, thoughts, feelings, emotions) have been purified and dismantled. Atman is an entity, eternal, unalterable and non-contingent. Throughout the successive incarnations, the atman will cloaked with different bodies, in order to live the necessary experiences generated by his karma. Therefore, the real Self, the atman, is quite similar to Brahman, who has no attributes
An individual's soul or self. The ultimate goal in Hinduism is to achieve moksha through the realization that one's Atman and Brahman are the same thing. This is accomplished through different types of yoga .
("self"): the transcendental Self, or Spirit, which is eternal and superconscious; our true nature or identity; sometimes a distinction is made between the atman as the individual self and the parama-atman as the transcendental Self; see also purusha; cf. brahman
The Atman or Atma (IAST: Ä€tmÄ, sanskrit: à¤†à¤¤à¥à¤®â€ ) is a philosophical term used within Hinduism and Vedanta to identify the soul. It is one's true self (hence generally translated into English as 'Self') beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence.
(Sanskrit: à¤†à¤¤à¥à¤®â€) or Atta (PÄli) literally means "self", but is sometimes translated as "soul" or "ego". In Buddhism, the misplaced or inappropriate belief in Ätman is the prime consequence of ignorance, â€“ itself the cause of all misery - the foundation of saá¹ƒsÄra itself.