in Buddhist philosophy, is the noumenon of one's own self. Not
the Ego, but the ego divested of all that is objective; the “spark of
ldquo;The unseen and unperceivable, which was formerly called the
soul, was now called the self, Atman. Nothing could be predicated of it
except that it was, that it perceived and thought, and that it must be
blessed. —Max Muller: Nineteenth Century, May, 1893, p.777.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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