Anatman, aka: Anātman; 1 Definition(s)
Anatman means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Anātman Skt. (Pali, anatta); nonself, non-essentiality; one of the three marks of everything existing. The anātman doctrine is one of the central teachings of Buddhism; it says that no self exists in the sense of a permanent, eternal, integral, and independent substance within an individual existent. Thus the ego in Buddhism is no more than a transitory and changeable—and therefore a suffering-prone—empirical personality put together from the five aggregates (skandha).Source: Shambala Publications: General
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The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom, Volume III (by Nāgārjuna)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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