Ātmaka

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Key Term ātmaka
In Tibetan Script བདག་ཉིད་ཅན་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration bdag nyid can
Devanagari Sanskrit Script आत्मक
Romanized Sanskrit ātmaka
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering dak nyi chen
English Standard embodiment
Richard Barron's English Term true characteristic
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning Literally, the state of possessing a self, it is usually used to denote something which is endowed with a certain innate, or natural, attribute.
Has the Sense of That which one inherently possesses.
Definitions


Though it can simply be used as the expression "I" or "me", in Indian thought the notion of self refers to a permanent, unchanging entity, such as that which passes from life to life in the case of people, or the innate essence svabhāva of phenomena.

Though it can simply be used as the expression "I" or "me", in Indian thought the notion of self refers to a permanent, unchanging entity, such as that which passes from life to life in the case of people, or the innate essence svabhāva of phenomena.

Though it can simply be used as the expression "I" or "me", in Indian thought the notion of self refers to a permanent, unchanging entity, such as that which passes from life to life in the case of people, or the innate essence svabhāva of phenomena.