Tuesday, 23 June 2009
70 MILLION PEOPLE - ONE HISTORIC EVENT!SHORT CUT TO NIRVANA is an award-winning documentary about the Kumbh Mela spiritual festival which takes place near Allahabad, India, every 12 years.
The Kumbh Mela also happens to be the biggest gathering in history, attracting 70 million pilgrims!
From this incredible event comes a powerful and uplifting message of harmony, unity and peace for all humanity.
Yet almost no-one outside India has ever heard of the Kumbh Mela or its message.
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Jewish legend, and Essene texts, tells of the arrival of the Peacemaker, the herald or forerunner of the Christ or Messiah. In addition to opening the door for the Christ, this figure has a ‘to do’ list. This groundbreaking work is the first modern and complete introduction to this astonishing mission, which includes assembling the Ark of the Covenant, the Anointing oil of the Magdalene, the Flask of Manna and the Holy Rod of God into one remarkable super technology. This timely talk is a revelation, a detective story and a synthesis of ancient knowledge with modern science and spirituality that will help us change our future and created the greatest of all possible worlds.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
THE CHIDAKASHA GITA OF BHAGAWAN NITYANANDA II
24. When a road is crowded with five or six thousand people it is almost impossible to drive a horse carriage along the road; the driver must be careful in driving the carriage. A cyclist's attention in not directed towards himself but towards the passers by.
Explanation: – Just as it is difficult to drive a horse-carriage along a road which is crowded by five or six thousand people, it is difficult to concentrate the mind to "one-pointedness", when one is in the world, immersed in things worldly. Such a man must be very careful about himself. He must be like a cyclist whose attention is not directed towards himself but towards the passerby. Likewise, a man who is in "Samsara" must not think about himself but about others. To be in the world and not be of it, is an extremely difficult feat. A man who is full of desires, finds it extremely difficult to extricate himself form the clutches of desire.
25. When a man is entirely sunk in cold water, he no longer feels the cold of the cold water, A perfect man is not subject to anger.
26. When a seed is fried, it cannot sprout. When a lamp contains no oil, we do not call it a "lamp". When the sun is shining, a gaslight becomes dim. It is the sun that gives light to the whole world. If Manas be regarded as the King, Buddhi may be regarded as the Prime-minister. When a tree does not bear fruits, it has no beauty. There is no effect without cause. In darkness light persists. Darkness is ignorance; light is Jnana (knowledge). One must see oneself. One must return to the place from whence one has started. We must return the thing we have borrowed.
Explanation: – A perfect Jnani is not subject to the desires of the world. He has completely annihilated the desires in him. Hence, like a fried seed which does not sprout, even though sown in earth and well watered, desires in a Jnani never arise and toss his mind to the winds. He cannot return to worldliness, inspite of himself. Man without desires, is no man just as a lamp without oil is no lamp. A desireless man is one with God. Before the light of the sun, the light of the gaslight fades into nothingness. The light of the sun is the all in all. Likewise, Buddhi must be the all in man. Manas must be subordinated to Buddhi.Buddhi must command and the Manas must obey Buddhi's command. Buddhi must guide the Manas and the Manas must follow Buddhi's advice. Buddhi's role must be that of the Prime-minister to the king. Just as the king follows the advice given by his primeminister, so also, Manas which can be compared to the king, must follow the advice given by Buddhi which can be compared to the prime-minister. Just as a tree without fruits is of no avail, so also, a man without the knowledge of the eternal Truth is of no use. Such a man is no better than an animal. In this world, there is no effect without cause. God is the Cause of creation and the effect is the visible universe. Likewise, without a Guru, who is the cause, Jnana cannot be attained which is the effect. In darkness, light persists. God who is the substratum of all creation, is in all worldly things which are immersed in the darkness of Maya. Realisation of this Truth is seeing the light in darkness. What is darkness is ignorance ; light is knowledge. He who knows himself is a Jnani. It is our first and foremost duty to return to that place from whence we have taken birth. We originated from God and it is our bounden duty to return to him in this very life. The thing we have received from God is the soul; we must return it to him by being one with the God-head.
Explanation: – A Guru is he who leads a man to divinity from the thorny path of the world. Such preceptors are of two kinds. The one is the primary preceptor; the other, the secondary. The mind is the primary preceptor because it is the mind that is responsible either for the good or bad of man. The Guru who initiates is only a secondary preceptor. God, the Creator of the Universe and who dwells in all beings, is the Universal Preceptor.
28. People generally think that a teacher's body is Guru. A man does not become a Guru by simply wearing sandals and counting beads on a rosary. One who talks "Brahma Jnana" and gives stone to his disciples is not a Guru. Whatever a Guru speaks in words, he must show it in action. First one must practice and after realisation, he must begin to teach others.
29. One who has thoroughly wiped off the idea "I am the body" is fit to be called a Guru. There is none higher than such a one. There is no God above such a Guru. Such a Guru is God, and God is such a Guru.
30. If you keep sugar apart from us, we cannot have experience of its sweetness. If we eat it, then only we know its taste. A man cannot get Mukhi if he simply repeats "Rama, Krishna, Govinda" for a thousand years. He must repeat it heartily (knowing the secret).
Explanation: – We can know a thing only by experience; by simply hearing of it or by seeing it, we cannot know its true nature. The taste of sugar cannot be known unless we taste it. Similarly, we cannot know God by simply repeating his name even for a thousand years. But by repeating his name "Rama, Krishna, Govinda" mentally and with a sincere heart, we can attain Mukti. The most essential thing is sincerity.
31. Cow milk can never be bitter; the stone fixed in the earth cannot speak; by visiting places of pilgrimage like Benaras and Rameshwaram, a man cannot attain Mukti. What is essential is keeping the mind steady for a moment by introversion. Seeing earthern and stone images is not seeing God. It is mind's hallucination when you regard images as God. Without true Jnana, Mukti cannot be attained. Our taking the human birth is the effect. Giving it back is the cause. We must know the cause and effect. Likewise, we must know the good and the evil; the right and the wrong. Knowing all, Peace must be attained.
32. If a building has no doors, we cannot call it a "house". Without fire, we cannot heat water. Without air, fire cannot burn. Without food and sleep, a man can live for some days but without air (breathing) a man cannot live even for a few seconds.
33. Destruction of the world means transforming it into vayu (air with its blue colour); Raja-yoga is the place of indivisible Monism. If you enter the ONE, you lose sight of the MANY.
Explanation: – When the world is destroyed, it ends in Vayu i.e. transformed into the blue air. By Raja-yoga a man will realise the ONE. Forgetting the MANY. Such a man will be one with the God-head forgetting the world and its attachments (many). He will then know the secret of absolute Monism.
34. In the Infinite, there is no finite; to a Jnani, there is no Ajnani; to an Ajnani, there is no Jnani. If all the children beat a mother, she does not throw them away.
Explanation: – When once you have approached a Guru, your faith in him must be rock-like, undeterred at all times. Your mind must never waver like the reflection of the sun in the shaking water. The mind must be firm in its faith to one's Guru.
36. The sea-water is boundless; the tank-water has a boundary. Our mind must be like the tank water. Mind is the cause of good and evil. A man may be good and bad according to his good or bad thoughts. God does not do good or evil to any man. The reason is, Intelligence and Knowledge are the divine faculties in man. A man protected by good thoughts, cannot be harmed even by a cannot shot. Without Yoga, liberation from Karma is impossible.
37. Without knowing the secret (Truth) if we simply decorate the exterior skin, our karma will not leave us; one cannot be a sanyasi by external signs if he is internally a hypocrite. What you think, you must speak; what you speak, you must show by your acts. Do what you say; say what you do. Such a man is a Jnani; he is a Paramhansa; he is a Yogi; he is a Sanyasi; one who has conquered Desire is a true sanyasi; only a desireless man is fit to be a spiritual teacher.
Explanation: – Without realising God who is the eternal Truth, Bondage of Karma will not leaves us. A Sanyasi is he who is internally pure. There are many hypocrites in this world, disquised as Sanyasis. They are ignorant of the eternal Truth. They not only deceive others but deceive themselves. The test of a true Sanyasi is that he is pure in words, pure in thoughts, and pure in deeds. He possesses this three fold purity. Such a one is known in Scriptures as a Yogi, Sanyasi or a Paramahansa. A Paramanhansa is perfectly desireless. Only such a man is fit to be a spiritual teacher.
38. What is served for others, should not be eaten by us. We must place a separate leaf for us and eat our food.
39. There is nothing like "this one" has more and another has less. The power of thought, the ears, the nose, the hand, the eye, etc. are the same to all.
Explanation: – God's gifts to man are equally distributed; one man has not more and the other has not less. God is impartial in giving gifts to men. The power of thought, the ears, the nose, the hand, the eye, etc., are the same to all alike.
40. The nose is not the place where the eye is; walking should be done by the legs only; work done by the hands cannot be done by the head.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
The chakras are invisible energy centers in and above the body, which act as the interface between the physical and subtle worlds. The meridians of chakras channel vital energies. If the flow is in balance, you are in general healthy and you have a positive outlook towards life. Any blocks in any of the chakras will show as physical discomfort or illness, or any kind of emotional, mental or spiritual discomfort. Healthy chakras= healthy human being.
1. The Root Chakra/ Muladhara Chakra (Sanskrit: The Foundation Wheel), the portal to Earth
1. Location: the base of the spine, between the anus and the genitals.
2. Body aspects: legs, feet, muscles, the lungs, skin, large intestine, rectum.
3. Glands: adrenals.
4. Instinct: survival, procreation.
5. Seeds: kundalini, abundance.
6. Color: red.
7. Expressions: healthy and happy in your physical body, concerns of getting the basic needs met, physical and emotional balance.
8. Gemstones: jasper, ruby, bloodstone.
9. Element: earth.
10. Oils: patchouli, cypress, vetivert.
Kundalini, the life force energy, is awakened, when the first chakra is cleared. In many cases kundalini reaches only the second chakra. For full vitality all chakras need to be in balance. Free flow of kundalini, the life force energy is very important. When kundalini reaches the Crown Chakra, you will have higher awareness and you are able to see the big picture, also deeper than the surface.
The Root chakra unbalanced:
- Problems of the lower abdominal area, e.g. constipation, diarrhea, kidney problems, lower back pain, sciatica, fertility problems, gynecological problems, muscle cramps/ spasms, knee problems.
- Addictive behavior: alcoholism, drugs, sex, etc.
- Lack of feeling grounded, living in a fantasy world, and feeling off- centre.
- Going out of control easily, hard to contain feelings, difficulties in focusing. Unable to express feelings, self- centered, mindless violence, stubbornness.
- A need to possess; shopaholic. Excessively materialistic, workaholic lifestyle, the masculine principle dominates. Unable to let go of things emotionally. Low self- esteem.
The Root Chakra in balance:
- Good general health for related organs and body parts. The adrenal glands healthy, not exhausted from over stimulation (stress, etc).
- Ready to meet challenges as opportunities, positive and constructive approach. An ability to focus.
- The feminine and the masculine side in balance.
2. The Sacral Chakra/ Svadhistana Chakra (Sanskrit: Dwelling place of the self)
1. Location: the lower abdomen between the navel and the genitals.
2. Body aspects: reproductive systems, urinary systems, kidneys, sexual potency, adrenaline, loss of appetite, menstrual pain.
3. Glands: testes, ovaries.
4. Instinct: sexuality.
5. Seeds: creativity, compassion, family.
6. Color: orange.
7. Expressions: love and trust in self, responsibility to oneself.
8. Gemstones: carnelian, amber, orange calcite.
9. Element: water.
Nurturing abilities, pleasure, relationships, assimilation and integration of knowledge.
The Sacral Chakra unbalanced:
- Affects the urinary, reproductive and circulatory systems.
- Impotence/frigidity, sexually transmitted diseases, bladder problems.
- Difficult to give and receive materially or emotionally ® obesity.
- Difficult to separate your own feelings from those of others.
- General lack of creativity, low energy.
- Unable to release negative emotions ® creates toxins in the body. Guilt, anxiety, unpredictability, clinging on, anger, fear.
- Sexually cold or too much sexual desire. Outrageous flirting is typical in order to gain sexual attention. Addicted to sensual pleasures.
The Sacral Chakra in balance:
- You go with the flow, and alter your path if necessary. A high level of vitality.
- Body parts and organs connected to this chakra are healthy.
- Outgoing, patient, good sense of humor. Content within yourself. Positive
outlook, enjoying life.
- Comfortable with your sexuality.
- Creative problem solving. You have ability to see other people’s point of view,
different approaches and attitudes as richness. You are willing to develop yourself
3. Solar Plexus/ Manipura Chakra (Sanskrit: The Palace of Jewels-wheel)
1. Location: between the navel and the breastbone.
2. Body aspects: the digestive system and related organs (liver, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, organs of excretion), storing and releasing energy.
3. Glands: pancreas.
4. Instinct: power.
5. Seeds: autonomy, individuation, selfless service, fulfillment of dreams, longevity.
6. Color: yellow, turning to gold when a person is clear and self- realized and in one’s total power.
7. Expressions: full of vitality, energetic.
8. Gemstones: citrine, gold when you are fully cleared and all chakras in balance, fully in your power.
9. Element: fire.
The production and storage of energy that allows us to live our lives effectively. It helps us recognize that with effort and action we can achieve what we want.
Solar Plexus unbalanced:
- You feel too hot or too cold.
- Ulcers, upset stomach, diabetes, hypoglycemia, alcoholism, anorexia.
- A tight hard belly, large belly or sunken diaphragm.
- Powerless, low self- esteem.
- More easily swayed by the opinions of other people.
- Uncontrolled extreme emotions, e.g. violent passions, jealousy, anger, frustration, quick tempered.
- Doubts, fear, confusion. One has a tendency to manipulate others.
- Obsessive or addictive; overly critical to yourself.
Solar Plexus in balance:
- Your life purpose becomes clear, and you can align yourself to it.
- Effective communication.
- Family and interpersonal relationships become stable.
- A sense of personal power, ability to bring things together, the power of unification.
- A healthy will and autonomy.
- A well balanced chakra gives a great deal of energy; might show up as fast metabolism -> a warm body.
- Enthusiasm for development and transformation in your life.
- Clear thinking, extroverted, feeling bright.
- Constructive use of power; pro- active, assertive, confident, healthy self- esteem.
- Naturally aware of your responsibilities.
- An inner strength that allows you to perform actions with ease and grace.
- A sense of abundance in your life.
4. The Heart Chakra/ Anahata Chakra (Sanskrit: Unbound Wheel)
1. Location: between the centre of the chest.
2. Body aspects: the heart, the circulatory and respiratory systems, the breasts, chest and shoulders, immune deficiencies, asthma.
3. Glands: thymus.
4. Instinct: love, unconditional love.
5. Seeds: selfless love, forgiveness.
6. Color: green (unconditional universal love), pink (love between lovers).
7. Expressions: truth, a commitment to.
8. Gemstones; aventurine, rose quartz, rhodocrosite, jade, emerald.
9. Element: air.
10. Oils: jasmine, rose, mimosa, neroli, marigold.
The fourth chakra brings together the forces of the first three chakras. They can be then transformed into energies to achieve higher goals. The heart chakra= the transition point between the grounding lower chakras and the spiritual higher chakras. Knowing who you are and self- acceptance, loving yourself and others unconditionally.
The Heart Chakra unbalanced:
- Heart conditions, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis of the arms, immune problems.
- Feeling conditional type of love.
- Sense of loneliness.
The Heart Chakra in balance:
- The related organs and immune system are healthy.
- Balanced and harmonious relationships.
- Open, willing and able to live without fear, able to love unconditionally.
- Knowing that you have all you need within you.
5. The Throat Chakra/ Visuddha Chakra (Sanskrit: Purity wheel)
1. Location: the base of the throat.
2. Body aspects: the neck, the organs of the neck (e.g. the voice box, airway of the throat).
3. Glands: thyroid, parathyroid.
4. Instinct: psychic expression
5. Seeds: personal power, faith, will, truth, communication.
6. Color: sky blue
7. Expressions open to the spirit, communication with the spirit.
8. Gemstones: diamond, aquamarine, turquoise, blue lace agate, lapis lazuli, blue quartz.
9. Element: light.
10. Oils: frankincense, chamomile, sandalwood.
Verbal expression of all the thoughts and feelings are encompassed by the lower chakras. It affects our speech and how we express ourselves. It is linked to truth and honesty. It connects our feelings and intuition with our thoughts; helps to form our future. This is a psychic center, responsible for clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and telepathic communication.
The Throat Chakra unbalanced:
- Sore throats, loss of voice, neck and throat conditions.
- Sleep disorders.
- An under- or over- active thyroid, headaches from neck muscle tension, insomnia, flu, even cancer.
- Any difficulty in expression or communication. One has a tendency to dominate conversations or discussions.
- Holding back your opinion or showing your thoughts or feelings.
- Critical, tactless, deceitful, lies, gossiping.
- Anorexia, bulimia, constant dieting -> thyroid gland situated in the throat area, and it is responsible for metabolism.
The Throat Chakra in balance:
- The throat area is physically healthy.
- You are able to envision possible futures and to act on your vision.
- The freedom of infinite possibilities.
- Effective expression and clear communication, clear and pleasant voice.
- Creative, mature, inspirational.
- Honest, compassionate, tactful, non- judgmental.
- Sense of serenity and devotion.
6. The Third Eye/ The Brow Chakra/ Ajna Chakra( Sanskrit: Unlimited power)
1. Location: between and just above the eyebrows.
2. Body aspects: brain, eyes, nervous system, mind function, insomnia, deafness, dyslexia.
3. Glands: pituitary, pineal.
4. Instinct: truth, intuition, wisdom.
5. Seeds: enlightenment, self- realization.
6. Color: indigo.
7. Expression: insight and knowledge.
8. Gemstones: diamond, amethyst, quartz, lapis lazuli, black opal, sodalite, sapphire.
9. Element: pure light.
10. Oils: frankincense, sandalwood.
This chakra is linked to the brain and nervous system. The hormonal system is affected by the sixth chakra, through pituitary gland. This chakra is involved in the capacity for intuition, imagination, visualization, clairvoyance. Intuition is the link between intellectual and psychic abilities; it is a link to the force greater than us. It is a powerful psychic center.
The Third Eye Chakra unbalanced:
- Headaches, migraines.
- Eye, ear, nose, sinus conditions.
- Hormonal imbalances, insomnia, nervous disorder -> physical pain.
- Problems focusing and concentrating, confusion, negativity, inadequacy, lack of direction, intellectual stagnation.
The Third Eye Chakra in balance:
- Organs and glands related are healthy.
- You are able to determine what will enrich you.
- You are able to observe thoughts and feelings without becoming overly attached to them. Good level of direction, devotion and high ideals.
- You have a feeling of oneness and unity within yourself.
- When the sixth chakra is fully awakened, you experience self- realization.
- Your inner vision enables you to bring spirit down to earth.
7. The Crown Chakra/ Sahasrara Chakra (Sanskrit: Emptiness Wheel), the portal to Heaven
1. Location: on top of the head, at the ‘soft spot’ that is the anterior fontanel.
2. Body aspects: the brain, the whole nervous system, the pineal gland, hormonal balance.
3. Glands: pineal.
4. Instinct: universal ethics.
5. Seeds: transcendence, illumination.
6. Color: violet, gold.
7. Expression: truth, knowledge, bliss.
8. Gemstones: amethyst, diamond, selenite, clear quartz, pearl.
9. Element: pure energy.
10. Oils: lavender, bay laurel, valerian.
The Crown Chakra unbalanced:
- Paralysis, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral tumors, increased pressure in the skull.
- Psychoses, neuroses, depression.
- SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome), feeling low during cold time of the year of less daylight, sleeping disorders.
- A sense of isolation from the world, emptiness.
- A loss of direction, low energy levels, fatigue, closed mind. One lacks spiritual direction.
The Crown Chakra balanced:
- You have a sense of unity with other people whilst being aware of your individuality.
- You have knowledge born of wisdom and enlightenment.
- You are not overly influenced by opinion of other people.
- You will follow your own ethical ideas, you feel peaceful and whole.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
The Subtle Bodies
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Password : dragons
Explanation: – A Jnanis (the enlightened one) mind is perfectly calm. To him, all differences are dead and gone. He is indifferent to the three fold state-wakefulness, dreams and sleep. Jnanis are awake to the spiritual world and sleepy towards the temporal world. Jnanis are always in the Supreme Bliss of Samadhi. The Sun and the Moon are the same to them. The Idea of Duality has been completely annihilated in them. To them, it is always sunrise. They eternally experience the dawn of the glory of the ATMAN in the sky of consciousness. When a glass-chimney is covered with smoke, it cannot reflect light but when it is washed well, it reflects light. Similarly, when the impurities (carbon) of the mind are removed by meditation, the mind reflects the Divine Light of the Celestial Knowledge.
2. There are three nerves in the body: – The Sun or the Sushumna; the Moon or the Ida; the Star or the Pingala. The first is red in colour, the second, blue, and the third, green.
Explanation: – The three most important nerves of the body are the Sun or the Sunshumna the Moon or the Ida, the Star or the Pingala. The Ida is right, and the hollow canal that runs through the centre of the spiral cord, is the Sushumna. The Sushumna is red in colour, the Ida, blue and the Pingala, green.
Explanation: – The place where these three nerves the Ida, the Pingala, and the Sushnmna-meet, is what is called "Hridaya-akasha" (the heart-space). This heart-space is where the "Ajna", the sixth lotus of the body, is situated. The Ida, the Pingala, and the Sushumna meet in the "Ajna". The sound that is heard during the practice of Yoga is called the "Bindu-sound". This sound will be respectively like that of a harmonium, a drum or a fiddle. These sounds are ten in number and they are the one, indivisible.
Explanation: – First we see a tablet of camphor. We apply fire to it; soon the camphor disappears. Similarly, we perceive the mind to be separate, in the beginning, from the soul; as yoga practice continues, mind will be slowly merged in the ATMAN. At long last, it will be one with the spirit.
Explanation: – When the kernel is fresh, it is closely attached to the shell; but when the kernel is quite dry, it becomes detached from the shell and makes a dull sound when the coconut is shaken. So also, by practice, the soul is felt to be separate from the body. By the Yogic-Light, all our views are absorbed. The Manas will then be pure like the burnished gold.
6. Just as we draw water from a well, we should draw breath; when we breathe out, it should be like letting down the bucket into the well. When we breathe out, it is the carbon; when we breathe in, it is the Breath of OMKAR. Breathe of OMKAR is the Manas (Mind).
Acharya : A spiritual teacher. (Acharya)
Ajna : The sixth chakra belonging to the mind or sixth sense. (Ajna)
Ajnana : Ignorance.
Akash : Space. Ether. The first five elements evolved from the absolute.
Amrita : Ambrosia. Nector of immoratility.
Ananda : Bliss.
Apana Vayu : One of the vital airs functioning below the naval. (Apana)
Asana : Seat. Physical pose or sitting posture. (Asana)
Atman : Self or soul. (Atman)
Avadhoota : A holy man of great renunciation. (Avadhuta)
Bhakti : Devotion to God. Devotional love of God.
Bindu : Point. Dot. Seed. Source. (Bindu)
Brahma : The Creator. The first person if the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Brahman : The Absolute. The supreme reality.
Brahma Nadi : Innermost subtle nerve or pranic channel within spinal column.
Brahmanda : Universe. Lit. the egg of Brahma. (Brahmanda)
Brahmananda : Bliss of Brahman. (Brahmananda)
Brahmarandhrara : Abode of Brahma, located in the opening on the crown of the head.
Brahma Vidya : Process of attaining knowledge of Brahman. (vidya)
Budhi : Intelligence or discriminating faculty. (Buddhi)
Chaitanyananda : Bliss of supreme consciousness. (Caitanyananda)
Chakra : Center of subtle energy in human system. Wheel. (cakra)
Chidakasha : Consciousness in its' aspect as limitless and unbounded knowledge and intelligence. (Cidakasa).Chit : Principle of universal intelli-gence or consciousness. Knowledge. (Cit)
Chitta : Mind stuff. (citta)
Dharana : Concentration of mind. (Dharana)
Ekadashi : The eleventh day after the full moon or new moon, which a devotee spends in full or partial fasting, prayer, and worship. (dkadasi)
Ghatika : Period of twenty-four minutes.
Gingilly : Fickleness of the mind.
Gokul : Town on the banks of Januna River where Sri Krsna spent his childhood among the cowherds.
Gokulnanda : (Epithet for) Krsna-the bliss of Gokula.
Govardhana : Hill near Vrndavin which Sri Krsna lifted with is finger to protect villagers from a deluge of rain.
Gunas : Qualities of material nature. (gunas)
Hara : An epithet for Siva. (remover of death).
Hare : A direct address to God.
Hari : Lit. thief of sins; Lord of the outer nature.
Haridwar : A sacred place on the banks of the Ganges, at the foot of the Himalayas. (Hardwar)
Hatha Yoga : The system of yoga for gaining control over the physical body.
Hridayakasha : Unbounded heart expanse.
Ida : The subtle nerve current (nadi) flowing through the left side of the body.
Indriyas : The ten organs of perception and action.
Jagad : World; Universe.
Japa : Repetition of God's name.
Jeeva : Individual Soul (jiva) (jeevatma-jivatma)
Jeevanmukti : One who is liberated while still in the body.
Jnana : Wisdom and knowledge.
Jnyanis : One who has realized the Absolute through knowledge and wisdom and discrimination.
Kapha : Phlegm; one of the three humours.
Karma : Action; the law of action and reaction.
Kasi : Holy City of pilgrimage for Lord Shiva.
Kumbhaka : The suspension or cessation of breath.
Kundalini : The primordial cosmic energy in each individual.
Lakshmana : Brother of Sri Rama.
Maha : Great.
Maha Santi : The Great Peace.
Mahatama : Realized man of God. (mahatma)
Maheshwara : Great Lord; epithet of Siva.
Manas : Mind.
Mantra : Sacred syllables or sounds through which one attains perfection by their repetition and reflection.
Mathura : Holy district where Sri Krsna was born.
Maya : Illusion; cosmic veiling power of God.
Moksha : Liberation.
Mukti : Liberation.
Muladhara : Lowermost, root chakra. (muladhara)
Nada : The primal first vibration from which the manifest arises.
Nadi : A channel of subtle pranic current.
Nirvikalpa : The silence of mind when no thoughts or imaginations arise. The highest state of Samadhi in which the aspirant realizes his total oneness with Brahman.
Nityananda : Eternal Bliss. (Nityananda)
Nityatma : Eternal soul. (Nityatma)
Omkar : The most sacred sound vibration symbolizing Brahman or God.
Para-Brahma : The Supreme Brahman. (Param Brahma)
Paramahansa : Realized Soul; highest class of sunnyasins.
Paramananda : Supreme Bliss.
Paramatma : The Supreme Self.
Pariah : Outcast in Hindu social system.
Pindanda : The world of the body; microcosm as opposed to the world of the COSMOS.
Pingala : The subtle nerve current (nadi) flowing through the right side of the body.
Pitha : One of the three Ayur-Vedic humours.
Pooraka : Inhalation of breath. (puraka)
Prakriti : Primordial Nature; Matter which in association with Purusha creates the universe.
Prana : Bramanda. Life force; vital air.
Pranalinga : Essential energy of the universe embodied.
Pranava : Omkara; sacred sound vibration symbolizing Brahman or God.
Prana-Vayu : Vital air which pervades the upper body.
Pranayama : Science of control and regulation of vital and physcial breath.
Prema : Divine Love of the most intense kind.
Purushartha : One who transcends the gunas.
Rajas : One of the three gunas; the active quality of nature.
Raja Yoga : King of Yoga. Name applied to Patanjali's system of yoga.
Rechaka : Exhalation of breath.
Satchitananda : Being, consciousness, bliss (three aspects of Brahman).
Sadananda : Bliss of Eternity.
Sadaka : An aspirant devoted to the prac-tice of spiritual discipline.
Sadhana : Spiritual discipline.
Sadhu : Holy man; term generally used with reference to a monk.
Sahasrara : Thousand-petalled lotus region in the top of the head where Kundalini Shakti unites with Lord Siva.
Samadhi : State of total absorbtion where the Absolute is experienced beyond all duality.
Samsara : The cycle of birth and death.
Sankalpa : Thoughts, desires and imagination which arise in the mind.
Sanyasi : A renounciate; order of renounced life.
Sat : Being, truth, existence,that which undergoes no change.
Satwa : One of the three gunas; the quality of light, purity and goodness. (sattva)
Seeta : Divine wife of Rama.
Shabda : Sound.
Shakti : The creative energy of the absolute, a name of the Divine Mother. (sakti)
Shanti : Peace.
Shiva : Two being Brahman and Vishnu.
Shiva Linga : Sacred symbol of the merging Of God with form into the formless God.
Shraddha : Great Faith (sraddha). Also, a religious ceremony in which food and drink offered to deceased relatives.
Siddha : Perfected being.
Siddhi : Perfection. (Refers to yogic mystic attainments)
Sookshma : Subtle elements.
Sthoola : The gross body of five elements. (stula)
Sushumna : The most important of the nadis corresponding to the spinal column in the subtle body through which the awakened spiritual energy (Kundalini) rises.
Swadhisthana : Second chakra; one of the centers of subtle energy.
Swarajya : Self Mastery.
Tamas : One of the qualities of nature, inertia, tendency for concreteness.
Tapas : Austerity.
Taraka : Refers in raja yoga to the light between and in front of the eyebrows, which is seen in meditation.
Tatwa : Reality, element, essence, principle. (tattva)
Tat Wam Asi : Famous aphorism of Chandogya Upanisad "That Thou Art". (6.8, 6) (Tat Tvam Asi) Upanayana : Inner initiation; ceremony in which the Guru initiates the disciple into spiritual life. Varaigya : Detachment; dispassion (vairagya)
Yukti : Subtle tendencies of the mind which give rise to desires. (vasans).