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Antaratma

(Antarātma, ātman). Sanskrit for “inner Self” and used by Helena P. Blavatsky to denote the latent spirit present in the five tanmatras (lit. “measures of that”), i.e., the vibratory powers which create the five basic elements (mahabhutas): akasa (sometimes misleadingly translated “space”), vayu (air), tejas (fire), ap (water), and prithivi(earth).

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