Paramatma, Paramātmā: 10 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Parmatma.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "Lord Of All Beings"Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Paramātmā (परमात्मा) refers to “supersoul;He who is situated in the hearts of all living entities as a witness and the source of remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Paramātmā (परमात्मा) refers to:—The Supersoul situated in the hearts of all living entities as a witness and source of remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Paramātmā (परमात्मा) refers to:—The Supersoul situated in the hearts of all living entities as a witness and the source of remembrance, knowledge, and forgetfulness. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
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’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Paramātmā (परमात्मा).—The Supreme Spirit. The vitality behind Jīvātmā (soul). (See under Jīvātmā and Brahman).Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Paramātmā (परमात्मा) or Paramātman refers to the “[greatest] supreme soul”, and represents an epithet of Śiva used in Sandhyā’s eulogy of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.6. Accordingly:—“[...] Directly perceiving the lord of Durgā she [viz., Sandhyā] eulogised the lord of the worlds: [...] Thou art, the greatest (paras) supreme soul (paramātmā). Thou art Śiva, the various lores, the pure Brahman, the supreme Brahman and the utmost object of deliberation”.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
paramātmā (परमात्मा).—m (S) The Supreme Being considered as the soul of the universe. 2 The highest or most excellent soul of animated beings,--the Divine emanation (Divina particula aura) quickening and sustaining the subject. See jīvātmā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
paramātmā (परमात्मा).—m The Supreme. Being con- sidered as the soul of the universe.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Paramātma (परमात्म):—[from parama > para] a m. a [particular] personification, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā 2.]
2) [v.s. ...] b in [compound] = tman
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Paramātmā (परमात्मा) [Also spelled parmatma]:—(nm) God, the Supreme Self/Being/Spirit; ~[tma tattva] the Universal Soul, the Supreme Spirit/Being; ~[tmā kī kṛpā se] by the grace of God.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.63 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 15.17 < [Chapter 15 - Puruṣottama-toga (Yoga through understanding the Supreme Person)]
Verse 6.46 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.179 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.194 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.178 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Tarasara Upanishad of Shukla-Yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)