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Atma - The Self

" The Self is at once one in all and many - one in its essence, it mani- fests also as the individual self which may be described as in Nature an eternal portion of the Divine; in spirit a centre of the manifesta- tion, individual but extending its universality and rising into trans- cendence."

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" The self, Atman is in its nature either transcendent or universal (Paramatma, Atma). When it individualises and becomes a central being, it is then the Jivatman. The Jivatman feels his oneness with the universal but at the same time his central separateness as a portion of the Divine."
Letters on Yoga p.267



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