Self in Everything
In our understanding, the universe is divided into three parts. The first part is myself. It is the part of the universe that I identify with, which includes my body, mind, senses etc. It is called first person. The second is yourself – the part of the universe that I am dealing with at present, I am relating to as ‘you’. It is known as the second person. The third is itself, himself, herself etc., which is known as the third person. If we analyse, the ‘self’ is uniformly present in all these three parts. Also, the my, your, it, him, her etc. can’t exist without the ‘self’. Therefore, the ‘self’ is the all-pervasive substratum of the whole universe. This all-pervasive self is called Atman.