oversoul -> υπερψυχή


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oversoul, over-soul -> υπερψυχή, υπερ-ψυχή

“Over-soul” as a term has more recently come to be used by Eastern philosophers such as Meher Baba and others as the closest English language equivalent of the Vedic concept of Paramatman. (In Sanskrit the word param means “supreme” and atman means “soul”; thus Paramatman literally means “Supreme-Soul.”) [The term is used frequently in discussion of Eastern metaphysics and has also entered western vernacular. In this context, the term “Over-soul” is understood as the collective indivisible Soul, of which all individual souls or identities are included.

ψυχής με την Υπερψυχή (το Θεό) όταν και οι δύο είναι ουσιαστικά ομοούσιες

"The Oversoul" is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The broad subject of the essay, one of Emerson's best, is the human soul. Several general themes are treated: (1) the existence and nature of the human soul; (2) the relationship between the soul and the personal ego; (3) the relationship of one human soul to another; and (4) the relationship of the human soul to God. Influence of Eastern religions, including Vedantism, is plainly evident, but the essay also develops ideas long present in the Western tradition, e.g., in the works of Plato, Plotinus, and Emmanuel Swedenborg.


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