Jiva

What is Jiva?

Jiva definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
Hinduism. the individual soul, regarded as a particular manifestation of Atman.
Jainism. the individual soul or life monad, compared to a transparent crystal stained by karmic matter with colors, or lesyas, of varying hues. all such monads collectively, regarded as the animating principle of the universe.
Also called ji

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