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CC Madhya 24.200

Text

‘ātmā’-śabde ‘svabhāva’ kahe, tāte yei rame
ātmārāma jīva yata sthāvara-jaṅgame

Synonyms

ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; svabhāva — nature; kahe — is sometimes said; tāte — in that; yei rame — one who takes pleasure; ātmārāma — called ātmārāma; jīva — the living entities; yata — all of them; sthāvara-jaṅgame — the moving and nonmoving.

Translation

“Another meaning of the word ‘ātmā’ is ‘one’s characteristic nature.’ Whoever enjoys his particular type of nature is called ātmārāma. Therefore, all living entities — be they moving or nonmoving — are also called ātmārāma.