In yoga, self-realization is knowledge of one's true self.
This true self is also referred to as the atman to avoid ambiguity.
The term "self-realization" is a translation of the Sanskrit expression atman jnana (knowledge of the self or atman).
The reason the term "realization" is used instead of "knowledge" is that jnana refers to knowledge based on experience, not mere intellectual knowledge.
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