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Ernest Wood's Yoga Dictionary defines "Overself" as follows: "A term designed by Dr. P. Brunton to indicate that the holy fount of our being and root of our consciousness is still ourselves, is indeed our true self. The Sanskrit equivalent is adhyatma as in Bhagavad Gita, Chapter VII and VIII." To Dr. Wood's learned definition I would like to add Kutastma, what stands above or beyond illusion, and also the Gita's picture of the higher element in man controlling the lesser self. Further I would not leave out Buddha's transcendent atmosphere of goodwill to all beings.

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 177

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