WHAT IS ESSENTIAL SPIRITUAL GLOSSARY?
ESSENTIAL SPIRITUAL GLOSSARY
4-Adhara—Foundation; base which supports
6-Adhyatmic—Pertaining to Atman
9-Ajna Chakra—Spiritual centre at the eyebrows
13-Anahata Chakra—Cardiac plexus
14-Ananda—Bliss; happiness; comfort
15-Antahkarana—Fourfold internal organs, viz., Manas, Chitta, Buddhi and Ahankara.
20-Basti—The purificatory exercise for congested bowels.
25-Bhrumadhya—The space between the eyebrows
26-Bhuta Siddhi—Control over elements.
29-Brahmamuhurta—The period from 3 to 6 a.m.
intended for Yoga—Abhyasa.
30-Brahmarandhra—An aperture in the crown of the head.
32-Chakras—Spiritual centres in Sushumna Nadi.
33-Chandra-Nadi—Moon-flow; another name for Ida
40-Dhauti—The exercise for cleaning the stomach
43-Duhkha— Misery; pain
50-Ida—The Nadi that runs on the left side of Sushumna.
53-Jada Kriya—Physical exercise
54-Japa—Repetition of a Mantra
57-Jnana-Indriyas—Five organs or senses of Knowledge. viz., ear, skin, eye, tongue and nose
59-Kama—Passion, desire. Kanda—The source of all Nadis.
60-Karma-Indriyas—Five organs of action, viz., speech, hands, legs, genitals and anu
63-Kaya-Sampat—Perfection of body.
66-Kriya—Physical action or exercises.
68-Kumbhaka—Retention of breath
69-Kundalini—The mysterious power in the body
70-LAKSHYA—Object of concentration
73-Manana—Reflection or concentration
76-Manipura—Solar plexus situated at the navel
82-Mitahara—Moderation of diet
83-Moha—Attachment; infatuated love
85-Mouna—Vow of silence
86-Mrityunjaya—Conqueror of death
88-Mula—Origin; root; base
89-Muladhara Chakra—The spiritual centre at the base of the spinal column.
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.
97-Nirguna—Formless; without attributes.
98-Nishkama Karma—Disinterested work.
100-Nivritti Marga—Path of renunciation.
101-Niyama—Religious rules; second step in Yoga.
103-Oordhvareto-Yogi—The Yogi in whom the seminal energy flows upwards.
104-PADMA—Lotus; Chakra; a name for the plexus.
106-Pingala—The Nadi that runs on the right side of Sushumna Nadi.
108-Prakriti—Nature; undifferentiated matter.
110-Pranayama—Regulation of breath.
111-Pratyahara—Withdrawing the senses from objects.
124-Sahasrara—The spiritual centre at the head.
126-Sama—Equal; balanced state of mind
127-Samsara Chakra—Wheel of death and birth
129-Sankalpa—Formative will; determination.
134-Shat-Karmas—Six purificatory exercises of Hatha Yoga, viz., Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Trataka and Kapalabhati.
136-Siddhi—Perfection; psychic power.
140-Sravana—Hearing of Srutis
144-Surya Nadi—Another name for Pingala
146-Svara Sadhana—Regulation of breath
148-Tamasic—Dull; lazy. Tattva—Elements; faculty
150-Trataka—Gazing at a particular spot
151-Trikala-Jnani—One who knows the past, present and future.
153-Triveni—The place where three holy rivers meet.
155-UNMANI AVASTHA—Mindless state of Yogins.
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.
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.