From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Atma, AtmA, AAtmaa
- the self; the soul
- in philosophy, the most essential aspect of a living being that is considered identical to, and an individual expression of the Supreme Divinity or Absolute Truth, and shares all the former’s essential and intrinsic attributes such as indestructibility, unchangeability, blissfulness, consciousness, indivisibility, immortality, purity, omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence.