Atmeshvara, Ātmeśvara, Atman-ishvara: 8 definitions
Atmeshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Ātmeśvara can be transliterated into English as Atmesvara or Atmeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर) refers to the “soul” (i.e., of the universe) and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Dakṣa:—“O patriarch, listen to another statement of mine with a clear conscience. Although it is based on the qualitative aspect it is esoteric. For the sake of virtue I shall tell you. Brahmā, Viṣṇu and I constitute the chief cause of the universe. But I am the soul (Ātmeśvara), the witness, self-seer and without attributes. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर) refers to the “super-soul” and is used to describe Viṣṇu, according to the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam verse 4.7.50.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Dakṣa:—“Brahmā, Lord Śiva and I are the supreme cause of the material manifestation. I am the Super-soul (i.e., Ātmeśvara), the self sufficient witness. But impersonally there is no difference between Brahmā, Lord Śiva and Me. [...] My dear Dakṣa Dvija, I am the original Personality of Godhead, but in order to create, maintain and annihilate this cosmic manifestation, I act through My material energy, and according to the different grades of activity, My representations are differently named”.
Note: Nārāyaṇa, or Lord Viṣṇu, is the origin, and Brahmā and Śiva are manifested after creation. Lord Viṣṇu is also Ātmeśvara, the Super-soul in everyone. Under His direction, everything is prompted from within. For example, in the beginning of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is stated,—tene brahma hṛdā—“He first educated Lord Brahmā from within”.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर).—a. Self-possessed, master of self; आत्मेश्वराणां न हि जातु विघ्नाः समाधिभेदप्रभवो भवन्ति (ātmeśvarāṇāṃ na hi jātu vighnāḥ samādhibhedaprabhavo bhavanti) Kumārasambhava 3.4.
Ātmeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and īśvara (ईश्वर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर).—m. one who has subdued his senses, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 40.
Ātmeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and īśvara (ईश्वर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर):—[from ātma > ātman] m. master of one’s self, [Kumāra-sambhava iii, 40.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ātmeśvara (आत्मेश्वर):—(raḥ) 1. m. God.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)