Ahamkara - Individuality

prājña - intelligence dependent upon individuality

viśva - the faculty which perceives individuality or the individual underlying the gross body (sthūla-śarīra-vyaṣṭy-upahita)

ahám [p= 124,2] [L=21659]
sg. , " I " RV. &c
124,2] [L=21660]
ahakaraa q.v. , (hence declinable gen. ahamas , &c ) BhP. [Zd. aSem ; Gk. ἐγώ ; Goth. ik ; Mod. Germ. ich ; Lith. asz ; Slav. az].
(H1) nom.
[p= =
(H2) aham [p= 1318,3] [L=317480]

ahám--māna [p= 124,2] [L=21675]
id. ib.
124,2] [L=21676]
ahám--māna [p= 124,2] [L=21677]
having the conceit of individuality VP. Ma1rkP.
(H3) m.
[p= egotism
(H3B) mfn.

aha--kāra [p= 124,2] [L=21688]
conception of one's individuality , self-consciousness ChUp. &c
124,2] [L=21689]
MBh. &c
124,2] [L=21690]
R. &c
124,2] [L=21691]
khya phil.) the third of the eight producers or sources of creation , viz. the conceit or conception of individuality , individualization
(H3) m.
[p= the making of self , thinking of self , egotism
[p= pride , haughtiness
[p= (in


prā--jñá [p= 702,1] [L=138821]
(ā and ī)n. (fr. jñā) intellectual (opp. to śārīra , taijasa) S3Br. Nir. Ma1n2d2Up.

Kat2hUp. Mn. MBh. &c
prā--jñá [L=138823]
a wise or learned man MBh. Ka1v. &c
prā--jñá [L=138824]
intelligence dependent on individuality Veda7ntas.
prā--jñá [L=138825]
a kind of parrot with red stripes on the neck and wings L.
prājña [p= 703,3] [L=139177]
» [p= 702,1].


[L=138822]intelligent , wise , clever
(H3B) m.
(H3B) m.
(H3B) m.
(H1) &c


víśva [p= 992,2] [L=200987]
(ā)n. (prob. fr. √1. viś , to pervade cf. Un2. i , 151 ; declined as a pron. like sarva , by which it is superseded in the brāhmaas and later language) all , every , every one

RV. &c

viṣṇu-kṛṣṇa , the soul , intellect &c ) Up. MBh. &c
víśva [L=200990]
(in phil.) the intellectual faculty or (accord. to some) the faculty which perceives individuality or the individual underlying the gross body (sthūla-śarīra-vyaṣṭy-upahita) Veda7ntas.
víśva [L=200991]
N. of a class of gods cf. below
víśva [L=200992]
N. of the number " thirteen " Gol.
víśva [L=200993]
of a class of deceased ancestors Ma1rkP.
víśva [L=200994]
of a king MBh.
víśva [L=200995]
of a well-known dictionary = viśva-prakāśa
víśva [L=200996]
pl. (víśve , with or scil. devā́s cf. viśve-deva , p.995) " all the gods collectively " or the " All-gods " (a partic. class of gods , forming one of the 9 gaas enumerated under gaadevatā q.v. ; accord. to the viṣṇu and other purāas they were sons of viśvā , daughter of daka , and their names are as follow , 1. vasu , 2. satya , 3. kratu , 4. daka , 5. kāla , 6. kāma , 7. dhti , 8. kuru , 9. purū-ravas , 10. mādravas [?] ; two others are added by some , viz. 11. rocaka or locana , 12. dhvani [or dhūri ; or this may make 13]: they are particularly worshipped at śrāddhas and at the vaiśvadeva ceremony [ RTL. 416] ; moreover accord. to manu [iii , 90 , 121] , offerings should be made to them daily - these privileges having been bestowed on them by brahmā and the pits , as a reward for severe austerities they had performed on the himā*laya: sometimes it is difficult to decide whether the expression viśve devā refers to all the gods or to the particular troop of deities described above ) RV. &c
víśva [p= 992,3] [L=200997]
víśva [L=201007]
the whole world , universe AV. &c &c
víśva [L=201008]
dry ginger Sus3r.
víśva [L=201009]
myrrh L.
víśva [L=201010]
a mystical N. of the sound o Up.
viśva [p= 1332,2] [L=339470]


[L=200988]whole , entire , universal
[L=200989]all-pervading or all-containing , omnipresent (applied to
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) m.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H2) (in

Ego - The “I” or self

e·go   [ee-goh, eg-oh] Show IPA
noun, plural e·gos.
1. the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
2. Psychoanalysis . the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
3. egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.
4. self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.
5. ( often initial capital letter ) Philosophy .
a. the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
b. Scholasticism . the complete person comprising both body and soul.

Word Origin & History
1714, as a term in metaphysics, from L. ego "I" (cognate with O.E. ic, see I). Psychoanalytic sense is 1910; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969.


It is to be noted that *who am I* is not a *intellectual* enquiry to be pursued.  It is the upasana of *Aham* which is the upasana of Vak – the Great Goddess of Speech which is described in Vedas as Vak / Tripurasundari.According to legend, the 14 Maheshwara Sutras were revealed to Panini, Vyaghrapada, Upamanyu and other sages by Shiva. Panini then composed his grammar called Ashtadhyayi which is based on the 14 Sutras that were revealed during the Cosmic Dance of Shiva. They are also called the Maheshvara Sutras. At the end of the Shiva’s Cosmic Dance, he sounded his Damaruka 14 times. And from these 14 Sounds of Damaruka, evolved 14 Sutras. These 14 sutras encompass the phonetics of the Sanskrit language.

link to : AHAM (I AM) Is The Essence Of Mantras: By Sri Venkata Sriram

अहम् aham pronoun I
अहम् अस्मि aham asmi I am.