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n. Hinduism
1. The individual soul or essence.
2. Atman The essence that is eternal, unchanging, and indistinguishable from the essence of the universe.

[Sanskrit ātmā, ātman-, breath, spirit.]


1. (Hinduism) the personal soul or self; the thinking principle as manifested in consciousness
2. (Hinduism) Brahman considered as the Universal Soul, the great Self or Person that dwells in the entire created order
[from Sanskrit ātman breath; compare Old High German ātum breath]


(ˈɑt mən)

n. Hinduism.
1. the individual self, known after enlightenment to be identical with Brahman.
2. (cap.) the world soul, from which all individual souls derive and to which they return.
[1775–85; < Skt ātman breath, self]


1. The essence or principle of life; reality in individual forms.
2. The divine cosmic principle of the monad.
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All these things are so blended and mingled that we feel the charm of their presence, yet cannot tell in what that charm consists, and every movement is an expression of a divine soul within.
What was it the Englishman said: 'There is a divine soul in things .
It is our divine soul that distinguishes us radically from lower forms of nefesh hayyah.
ittany Driven by frontwoman Brittany Howard's divine soul filled vocals, the four piece honed their garage-gospel hybrid in between covers of Led Zeppelin and James Brown while playing in dive bars in their hometown of Athens, Alabama.
The visit of lakhs of pilgrims this year is the beginning and the number would continue to rise every year, as this pilgrimage is the prime source of divinity, said the divine soul, who has been visiting the state for the last 15 years.
41,42) In the Timaeus, in describing the process whereby the gods craft mortal soul, Plato writes that they mix in pleasure, a terrible but necessary affectation and evil's most potent lure (69c5-d1); this implies that pleasure is not a feature of divine soul, since divine soul lacks a mortal component.
If they believe in Jesus they must believe him to be an honest, righteous, divine soul, not a liar and a cheat.
Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System
is actually absorbed into holiness like the divine soul itself .
In this stage the animal urges are said to become hypnotized, allowing the divine soul to take control.
Yet, as is clear from Emerson's closing statement in "The American Scholar," his personal vision is strongly connected with a national one: "A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by the Divine Soul which also inspires all men" (425).