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A Sanskrit word literally meaning “relating to all men” and by extension “omnipresent.” It was the name of one of the sacred fires mentioned in Rig Vedic hymns and, thus, another name for Agni, the Hindu god of fire. Helena P. BLAVATSKY states that “in the psycho-metaphysical symbolism it is the SELF, in the sense of non-separateness, i.e., both divine and human” (SD II:568 fn.).


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