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WHAT IS ESSENTIAL SPIRITUAL GLOSSARY?


ESSENTIAL SPIRITUAL GLOSSARY

1-ABHYASA—Spiritual practice

2-Abhyasin—Practitioner

3-Acharya—Preceptor; Teacher

4-Adhara—Foundation; base which supports

5-Adhikarin—Qualified person

6-Adhyatmic—Pertaining to Atman

7-Agni—Fire

8-Ahankara—Egoism

9-Ajna Chakra—Spiritual centre at the eyebrows

10-Ajnana—Ignorance

11-Akasa—Ether

12-Akhanda—Unbroken

13-Anahata Chakra—Cardiac plexus

14-Ananda—Bliss; happiness; comfort

15-Antahkarana—Fourfold internal organs, viz., Manas, Chitta, Buddhi and Ahankara.

16-Anubhava—Experience.

17-Asana—Seat; posture.

18-Avidya—Ignorance.

19-BAHIH—Outward; external.

20-Basti—The purificatory exercise for congested bowels.

21-Bhakta—Devotee.

22-Bhakti—Devotion

23-Bhava—Feeling

24-Bheda—Difference; piercing

25-Bhrumadhya—The space between the eyebrows

26-Bhuta Siddhi—Control over elements.

27-Brahmachari—Celibate

28-Brahmacharya—Celibacy.

29-Brahmamuhurta—The period from 3 to 6 a.m.

intended for Yoga—Abhyasa.

30-Brahmarandhra—An aperture in the crown of the head.

31-CHAITANYA—Consciousness.

32-Chakras—Spiritual centres in Sushumna Nadi.

33-Chandra-Nadi—Moon-flow; another name for Ida

34-Chit—Knowledge

35-Chitta—Consciousness

36-DANA—Charity

37-Darshana—Interview

38-Deha—Physical body

39-Dharana—Concentration

40-Dhauti—The exercise for cleaning the stomach

41-Diksha—Initiation

42-Dosha—Fault; impurity

42-1-Drishti—Vision

43-Duhkha— Misery; pain

44-Dvesha—Hatred; repulsion

45-GRIHASTHA—Householder

46-Granthi—Knot

47-Gulma—Chronic gastritis

48-Guru—Spiritual preceptor

49-ICCHA—Desire

50-Ida—The Nadi that runs on the left side of Sushumna.

51-Indriyas—Senses.

52-JADA—Insentient; lifeless.

53-Jada Kriya—Physical exercise

54-Japa—Repetition of a Mantra

55-Jaya—Mastery

56-Jiva—Individual soul

57-Jnana-Indriyas—Five organs or senses of Knowledge. viz., ear, skin, eye, tongue and nose

58-KAIVALYA—Isolation

59-Kama—Passion, desire. Kanda—The source of all Nadis.

60-Karma-Indriyas—Five organs of action, viz., speech, hands, legs, genitals and anu

61-Karma—Action; duty

62-Kaya—body

63-Kaya-Sampat—Perfection of body.

64-Krama—Order

65-Kripa—Grace

66-Kriya—Physical action or exercises.

67-Krodha—Anger.

68-Kumbhaka—Retention of breath

69-Kundalini—The mysterious power in the body

70-LAKSHYA—Object of concentration

71-Laya—Dissolution

72-MADHYAMA—Middle; centre

73-Manana—Reflection or concentration

74-Manas—Mind.

75-Mandala—Region.

76-Manipura—Solar plexus situated at the navel

77-Mantra—Holy words.

78-Matsarya—Envy; jealousy.

79-Maya—Illusive power;

80-Veiling Shakti

81-Mada—Arrogance; pride

82-Mitahara—Moderation of diet

83-Moha—Attachment; infatuated love

84-Moksha—Liberation; emancipation

85-Mouna—Vow of silence

86-Mrityunjaya—Conqueror of death

87-Mukti—Final beatitude

88-Mula—Origin; root; base

89-Muladhara Chakra—The spiritual centre at the base of the spinal column.

90-NABHI—Navel.

91-Nada—Anahata Sound

92-Nadi—Astral tube that carries Prana.

93-Nasikagra Drishti—Vision at the tip of the nose.

94-Nauli—Purificatory exercise of abdominal region.

95-Neti—The exercise for cleaning the nostrils.

96-Nididhyasana—Profound meditation.

97-Nirguna—Formless; without attributes.

98-Nishkama Karma—Disinterested work.

99-Nishtha—Fixity; steadiness.

100-Nivritti Marga—Path of renunciation.

101-Niyama—Religious rules; second step in Yoga.

102-OJAS—Spiritual energy.

103-Oordhvareto-Yogi—The Yogi in whom the seminal energy flows upwards.

104-PADMA—Lotus; Chakra; a name for the plexus.

105-Parama—Supreme.

106-Pingala—The Nadi that runs on the right side of Sushumna Nadi.

107-Poorna—Full

108-Prakriti—Nature; undifferentiated matter.

109-Prana—Vital energy.

110-Pranayama—Regulation of breath.

111-Pratyahara—Withdrawing the senses from objects.

112-Pratyakshatva—Direct perception.

113-Prema—Divine love.

114-Prerana—Inner goading.

115-Puraka—Inhalation.

116-RAGA—Attachment

117-Rajas—Passion; motion

118-Rajasic—Passionate

119-Rechaka—Exhalation

120-Rupa—Form

121-SADHAKA—Spiritual aspirant.

122-Sadhana—Spiritual practice.

123-Saguna—With form

124-Sahasrara—The spiritual centre at the head.

125-Sakshatkara—Direct perception

126-Sama—Equal; balanced state of mind

126-Samadhi—Superconscious state

127-Samsara Chakra—Wheel of death and birth

128-Samskara—Impression

129-Sankalpa—Formative will; determination.

130-Sattva—Purity

131-Sattvic—Pure

132-Satyam—Truth; Brahman

133-Shakti—Power

134-Shat-Karmas—Six purificatory exercises of Hatha Yoga, viz., Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Trataka and Kapalabhati.

135-Siddhas—Perfected Yogins.

136-Siddhi—Perfection; psychic power.

137-Sindur—Vermilion.

138-Sparsha—Touch; feeling

139-Sraddha—Faith

140-Sravana—Hearing of Srutis

141-Sthula—Physical; gross

142-Sukha—Happiness; comfortable

143-Sukshma—Astral; subtle

144-Surya Nadi—Another name for Pingala

145-Sutra—Aphorism

146-Svara Sadhana—Regulation of breath

147-TAMAS—Inertia; darkness

148-Tamasic—Dull; lazy. Tattva—Elements; faculty

149-Titiksha—Forbearance

150-Trataka—Gazing at a particular spot

151-Trikala-Jnani—One who knows the past, present and future.

152-Trishna—Craving.

153-Triveni—The place where three holy rivers meet.

154-Tushti—Satisfaction.

155-UNMANI AVASTHA—Mindless state of Yogins.

156-Uttama—Qualified person.

157-VAIRAGYA—Renunciation; dispassion.

158-Vajra—Adamantine; firm.

159-Vak—Speech.

160-Vasana—Impression of action that remains in the mind.

161-Virya—Seminal power; energy.

162-Vishuddha—Laryngeal plexus at the base of the throat.

163-Vritti—Mental function.

164-YAMA—The first step in Yoga. Yatra—Pilgrimage.

165-Yoga—Superconscious state; union with Paramatma.

166-Yogic—Pertaining to Yoga.

167-Yogin—One who is devoted to Yoga.

168-Yukti—Common—sense

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