From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Atman \At"man\, noun [Skr. [=a]tman.] (Hinduism) (a) The life principle, soul, or individual essence. (b) The universal ego from whom all individual atmans arise. This sense is a European excrescence on the East Indian thought. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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