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1 A term used by Rāmānuja, to distinguish God (= brahman = Viṣṇu) from his dependent ‘body’—i.e. the individual selves (individually referred to as pratyagātman) and material reality (pradhāna/ prakṛti).

2 In Vedic and Epic texts, an epithet of brahman or God, however conceived.

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