Friday, April 4, 2014

AGNI, ARYAN, BRAHMALOKA, GANDHARVA, GARUDA, GURU, INDRA, KALA, JIVA, MANTRA, NIRVANA, MUNI, OM, PURUSA, SANATAN DHARMA, SASTRA...

  •  Agni :                        The demigod of fire.
  • Aryan:                       A civilized follower of Vedic Culture.
  • Asura :                       A Person opposed to the service of the Lord
  • Atma :                        The 'Self'
  • Bhakti:                       Devotional Service
  • Brahma:                     The first created being
  • Bharata:                     An ancient king of India from whom the Pandavas descended
  • Brahmachari:             A celibate student
  • Brahmaloka:              The abode of Lord Brahma, the highest planet in this world
  • Brahma-samhita:       A very ancient text regarding prayers offered by Lord Brahma to Krishna
  • Candala:                     A dog eater
  • Chandra:                     Presiding demigod of the planet Moon
  • Chaturmasya:             The four months of the rainy season
  • Deva:                          A demigod
  • Gandharvas:               Celestial singers and musicians among the demigods
  • Garuda:                      The bird carrier of Lord Vishnu
  • Gunas:                        The three modes of material nature
  • Guru:                          A spiritual master
  • Indra:                          The Chief sovereign of heaven and presiding deity of rain
  • Jiva:                            The soul
  • Kala:                           The eternal time
  • Karma:                        Material activities
  • Karmi:                        One engaged in karma
  • Krishnaloka:               The supreme abode of Lord Krishna
  • Kurus:                         The descendants of Kuru
  • Mahatattva:                 The total material energy
  • Mantra:                       A transcendental sound or vedic hymn
  • Manu:                         The demigod who is father of mankind
  • Maya:                          Illusion, energy of the supreme
  • Mukti:                         Liberation from material existence
  • Muni:                          A sage
  • Nirvana:                      Freedom from material existence
  • Om:                             The sacred syllable that represents the absolute truth
  • Pandavas:                    The five sons of kind pandu
  • Parmatma:                   The super soul
  • Parampara:                  A disciplic succession
  • Prakriti:                       Energy or nature
  • Pranayama:                 Breath control, a means of advancement in yoga
  • Puranas:                      Eighteen historical supplements to the Vedas
  • Purusa:                        The enjoyer, the individual soul, super soul
  • Rakshasas:                  A race of man eating demons
  • Rama:                         An incarnation of Lord Krishna
  • Rupa Gosvami:           The leader of the six gosvamis of vrindavan
  • Sadhu:                        A saint or a krishna conscious person
  • Samadhi:                    Trance, complete absorption in God consciousness
  • Sanatan Dharma:       The eternal religion
  • Sastra:                         Revealed scriptures, vedic literature