Pronunciation: (ät'mun), [key]
1. the principle of life.
2. the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman.
3. (cap.) the World Soul, from which all individual souls derive, and to which they return as the supreme goal of existence. Also,at•maPronunciation: (ät'mu). [key]
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