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CC Madhya 24.186

Text

‘ātmā’-śabde ‘buddhi’ kahe buddhi-viśeṣa
sāmānya-buddhi-yukta yata jīva avaśeṣa

Synonyms

ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; buddhi — intelligence; kahe — it is said; buddhi-viśeṣa — a particular type of intelligence; sāmānya-buddhi-yukta — endowed with common intelligence; yata — all; jīva — living entities; avaśeṣa — the rest.

Translation

“The word ‘ātmā’ is also used for a particular type of intelligence. Since all living entities generally have some intelligence, more or less, they are included.