Jiva

In Hinduism and Jainism, a jiva (जीव, {IAST|jīva}, alternate spelling jiwa; जीव, {IAST|jīv}, alternate spelling jeev) is a living being, or more specifically, the immortal essence or soul of a living organism (human, animal, fish or plant etc.) which survives physical death. It has a very similar usage to atma, but whereas atma refer...
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Jiva

(Skr.) Life; also the individual, conscious soul as distinguished from the universal soul or the Absolute. -- K.F.L.
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jiva

according to the philosophy of Jainism, `living sentient substance,` or `soul,` as opposed to ajiva, or `nonliving substance.`[3 related articles]
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Jiva

Life. The individual soul; at one with the universal soul.
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