Glossary

Paramātman
Type of termDefinition
TermParamātman
Alternative Termshighest soul, liberated soul, the Absolute, siddhi, liberated souls, supreme soul, supreme self
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The highest soul, the liberated soul, the Absolute, often used instead of siddhi. Jains believe that a soul or ātman can achieve liberation from the cycle of birth through its own spiritual development. This concept has been called God in Western thought since the start of the Christian era.

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