Anatman, aka: Anātman; 2 Definition(s)
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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
Languages of India and abroad
Anātman (अनात्मन्).—a. [na. ba.]
1) Destitute of spirit or mind.
2) Not spiritual, corporeal.
3) One who has not restrained his self; अनात्मनस्तु शत्रुत्वे वर्तेतात्मैवशत्रुवत् (anātmanastu śatrutve vartetātmaivaśatruvat) Bg.6.6. -m. [अप्रशस्तो भिन्नो वा आत्मा न (apraśasto bhinno vā ātmā na). त (ta).] Not self, another, something different from आत्मन् (ātman) (spirit or soul) i. e. the perishable body; अप्राप्तः प्राप्यते योऽयमत्यन्तं त्यज्यतेऽथवा । जानीयात्तमनात्मानं बुद्धयन्तं वपुरादिकम् ॥ अनात्मन्यात्मबुद्धिर्या साऽ- विद्या परिकीर्तिता (aprāptaḥ prāpyate yo'yamatyantaṃ tyajyate'thavā | jānīyāttamanātmānaṃ buddhayantaṃ vapurādikam || anātmanyātmabuddhiryā sā'- vidyā parikīrtitā) ||(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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