Cc. Madhya 24.186

Text

‘ātmā’-śabde ‘buddhi’ kahe buddhi-viśeṣa
sāmānya-buddhi-yukta yata jīva avaśeṣa

Synonyms

atma-Sabde—by the word ātmā; buddhi—intelligence; kahe—it is said; buddhi-viśeṣa—a particular type of intelligence; sāmānya-buddhi-yukta—endowed with common intelligence; yata—all; jīva—living entities; avaśeṣa—the rest.

Translation

“The word ātmā is also used for a particular type of intelligence. Since all living entities generally have some intelligence, more or less, they are included.

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