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Dear Sir,

We have a lot of knowledge about "Body" and ", "Atman" separately, it is never being combined.
I want know know about "I"-"I",what it talk.
I found one i is for ATman and other is for Body.......and more..


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Dear Vineet,

Thank you for your question.

The word "atman" means "self."  The word can refer to to the body self (dehatma),  the body-mind self (jivatma), or the Supreme Self, beyond body and mind, (paramatma).  Perhaps this is the source of your confusion, as writers do not always specify which self they mean by the word Atman in any one context.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

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I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

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I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

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I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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