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Jivatma and Paramatma

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:36 pm
by admin
Q. What is the difference between jivatma and paramatma? What is the size, colour and shape of both?

A. The Jivatma is atomic. (One ten thousandth the tip of the hair)(Anu). Paramatma is Infinite (Vibhu).
Example: A drop of sea water(Jiva). The Ocean(Paramatma). They are one in quality but different in quantity.

Re: Jivatma and Paramatma

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:00 am
by Rām Kṛpālu Dās
The actual difference between the jīvātmā and Pramātmā cannot be calculated by anyone within the material dome...

Paramātmā:

Paramātmā or the Kśīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu is a partial manifestation of Kāraṇodakaśāyī Mahāviṣṇu.

Śrī Mahāviṣṇu is a direct expansion of Lord Śrī Saṅkarṣaṇajī, Who is one of the Four Expansions of Lord Nityānandajī.

Paramātmā is the the main source of energy, Who energizes even the soul or ātmā.

jīvātmā is a particle of the Marginal Potency of Bhagavān ŚrīKṛṣṇa.

Lord Chaitanya reveals the form and character of the jīvātmā in Śrī Caitanya Caritmāmṛtam (II-20-108) "jīvera swarūpa haya Kṛṣnera nitya dāsa". Or a soul is instinctively a natural servant of Bhagavān ŚrīKṛṣṇa.

Śrīla Jīva Goswāmī elucidates rather vague size of ātma revealed in the Vedas, that jīvātmā is minuter than the minutest tattva possible within two universes.


Jīvātmā is devoid of any color as color as such but Śrī Paramātmā has Divine Blue Hue. Mind you, while this Blue Hue does appear to be similar to the spectrum of blue light of material domain, it is not at all so. It is divine, a reason why it cannot be comprehended by limited material senses.

Hare Kṛṣṇa...