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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
IV. Links between impermanence, suffering and non-self < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
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8. Third samāpatti < [Part 3 - Definition of the various dhyānas and samāpattis]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The World-Appearance < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Interpretation of Brahma-sūtra I. 1. 1 < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
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