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atman

[ät′män]
(in psychiatry) a concept derived from Eastern Indian philosophy that the highest value is knowledge of one's true self. The atman represents the most inward reality, the innermost spirit, and the highest controlling power of a person.

atman

Paranormal
The understanding of self—in the Hindu construct—as a means of attaining liberation and divine perfection.

atman (ätˑ·mn),

n according to Vedic tradition, the “self” or the “individual soul.” Unification of atman with Brahman leads to enlightenment of an individual. Also called
atma. See also Brahman.
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Local sources report that dozens of civilians suffering from suffocation were taken to healthcare centers in Atman after the bombardment.
Atman, whose day job is with a credit union in Eugene, used a brush and black ink to turn small sheets of paper into examples of custom calligraphy, in return for a donation to CABA.
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Dyer is an innovative storyteller in both his fiction and his nonfiction, and his newest is a diptych of two, meditative novellas hinged together on the possibility that the British hack-journalist protagonist of the first story, Jeff Atman, who unexpectedly falls in love while on a junket at the Venice Biennale, might also be the second.
Walking in Grace" is the story of Atman and how she made her self-dubbed pilgrimage through the Camino de Santiago in search of her truth.
Contrary to the title, the atman itself is not discussed as a character in the fashion of numerous other literary figures found in this book, but it is an "inter-character" or a "dialogical atman," an entity or idea constructed by the characters and narrative situations.