Antarātamā

Posted: 07.07.2016

  1. That Jīva (soul), who realises the bhedavijñāna- separation of the body from the soul.

je jiṇavayaṇe kusalā, bheyaṃ jāṇaṃti jīvadehāṇaṃ. ṇijjhiyaduṭṭhaṭṭhamayā aṃtarappā ya te...

(Kāa 194)

  1. That Jīva (soul), who is in the fourth to twelfth Guṇasthānas (stages of spiritual development).

avirataguṇasthāne tadyogyāśubhaleśyāpariṇato jaghanyāntarātmā, kṣīṇakaṣāyaguṇasthāne punarutkṛṣṭaḥ, aviratakṣīṇakaṣāyayorinadhye madhyamaḥ.

(Bṛdrasaṃ Vṛ p.38)

  1. A synonym of Jīva (soul);

the embodied soul; for it remains amidst (antaḥ) the body, but it is not identical with it.

'aṃtarappā'... antaḥmadhyarūpa ātmā, na śarirarūpa ityantarātmeti.

(Bhaga 20.17 Vr)

  1. One who is engrossed in the spiritual bliss.
  • Bahirātmā.
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