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Glossary of important terms

Akasha

Ether or space, first of the five elements

Akashra

Changeless

Akhanda Anand

Indivisible or absolute Bliss.

Allah

God according to Muslims.

Ananya

Non dual, concentrated one without second

Aparoksh Gyan

Divine knowledge, direct experience.

Arjuna

Disciple of Lord Krishna

Asampra Jnana

The Yoga without any mind content.

Bhautic Akash

Pertaining to material objects.

Brahma

Creater

Brahmand

Cosmos

Brahmrandhra

Space in the middle of the head known to a Yogi only.

Brahm Sarovar

Lake of Brahman consciousness representing ananda only.

Buddhi

Intellect.

Budha

Awakned one

Chatanya Shakti

Consciousness

Chetan

Consciousness.

Darshana

Philosophy, To get acquaintence with, to see or to be hold.

Dattatraya

A Saint having extra ordinary spiritual powers who had several Gurus including a Dog.

Dharma

Disposition, holding principle, quality.

Gandha

Smell

Girja

Parvati (intellect)

Gita

Hindu scripture from Mahabharata, dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna as told by Sanjay to Dhritrashtra, the king.

Goverdhana

A hilltop near the holy city Mathura.

Gunas

Qualities.

Guru Kripa

Masters grace.

Guru

Master

Hathayoga

A type of Yoga relating to meditation.

Head- chakra

(See Braha randhra)

Isht Deva

The Deity loved by a devotee.

Ishwar

God

Jala

Water

Japa

Repitition of a Mantra.

Kalpana

Imagination

Karma

Action.

Kauravas

Name of a King

Krishna

The hero of Mahabharata war, who acted as a charioteer of Arjuna and was instrumental in the success of the later. He is famous for the Bhagavad Gita, whose divine discourse was delivered at the attleground.

Kshara

Which degenerates.

Kurukshetra

Name of a place in India.

Lakshmi

Goddess of wealth.

Leela

Divine play.

Madhyam

A language which is the basis of our language being spoken. Being very subtle, it controls the Vaikhri.

Maharaj

Great

Mahaveera

Courageous person.

Mana

Mind

Moorchhit Smadhi

Mind without contemplation.

Mantra

Formula

Human birth

Manush janama

Maya

Illusion. Shankra says Brahm is the reality while the world is Maya. In advaita Maya is not a mysterious force but a product of ignorance (Avidya)

Mohammad

Prophet of Islam.

Pandavas

Name given to the brothers of the King Kaurava

Parlo

Disappearance of five elements.

Pashyanti

Third state of Language which is the foundation of Vaikhri &Madhyam

Patanjali Yoga

Yoga proponded by Patanjali Rishi.

Prakash

Light.

Prakayama Sidhi

When it is possible for a Yogi to sink into the earth as if in to water.

Pranas

Vital breathing force

Pranayam

Control of vital airs.

Prapti Sidhi

Capability of touching a thing from distance.

Pra

The subtlest forth state of language.

Pritihar

The abstraction of the senses from objects.

Proksh Gyan

Indirect knowledge.

Rajas

An accelerating law of nature

Rajyog

Yoga of Patanjali.

Rakshas

Demons

Rama

The warrior king of Ayodhya, hero of Ramayana who vanquished Ravana.

Ramayana

The celebrated work of Balmiki,a rishi of the yore, who wrote it much earlier than the birth of Rama. Several other writers like Tulsidas wrote the historical account of Rama.

Ravana

The Demon king of Lanka, who kidnapped Sita.

Rishi

The seer/sage

Saivite

Devotee of Shiva

Saka Upasana

Worship of God in form

Samadhi

State of contemplation.

Sampra

Janana

Sanskaras

The good and bad impressions of the past and previous births.

Saraswati

The Goddess of knowledge.

Satoguna

Law of refined intelligence.

Satwa

Law of refined intelligence.

Shabd

Word as logos.

Shakti

The force in Nature, that causes activity in an object or a living creature. The holy goddess, Durga, consort of Shiva, is also called Shakti because of the force and energy.

Shankracharya

A Hindu Saint who propogated non dualism

Shastras

Scriptures.

Shiva

Basic force for everything

Siddhis

The spiritual powers which come after undergoing rigorous sadhnas or blessed by spiritual masters. They are eight in number.

Sthool

Gross

Sushupti

The state of sound sleep.

Swarag loka

Heaven.

Tamas

Law of inertia.

Tantrik Shastra

A scripture of powerful cult

Vaikhri

Oral, spoken speech

Vedanta

Philosophy of oneness

Vedas

The holy books of the Hindus. They are four in number viz. Rik, Yajur, Atharv, Sam.

Vikalpa

Conjectures.

Virat Roop

Celestial form.

Vishnu

Lord of preservation.

Yama

The God of death.

Yog Vashishta

The holy book in dialogue form. The knowledge was imparted by Vashishta to Rama. Vashishta was Guru of Lord Rama.

Yog Shastra

Discipline of Yoga.

Yog Sidhi

Perfection in Yoga.