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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Paramatman, ParamAtman, Paramaatman

Paramātman literally means ‘the Supreme Self’.

If each of the individual souls is called ‘jīvātman’, God is called Paramātman, which is opposite to him. Paramātman is the same as Brahman.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore