1. In Hinduism the inner self or soul of the individual; but because of the relation of ātman to Brahmān, it is also the supreme self, or (theistically conceived) the deity.
2. In Jainism, the inner self, which Banārsīdās discovered could be cultivated to the realization of supreme truth. It is the name of a movement devoted to that end.
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