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Glossary 1

Kaivalya Upanishad - Meaning in English
  • Bhagavad

    Holy, Divine, Godly

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  • Bhagavad~Gita

    The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The Gita is a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. Arjuna faces the duty as a warrior to fight a righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas. Lord Krishna guides him to fulfill his duty and establish Righteouness. He also offers methods toward the attainment of Liberation through Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, and Raja Yogas.
    Bhagavad-Gita

  • Bhagavan

    God; Lord. An enlightened Sage is considered God's incarnation, and so is called Bhagavan. ~~~ Bhagavan
  • Bhajan

    Devotional Song. A Bhajan is any type of Indian devotional song. It has no fixed form: it may be as simple as a mantra or kirtan or as sophisticated as the dhrupad or kriti with music based on classical ragas and talas. It is normally lyrical, expressing love for the Divine.  The Dhrupad style, Sufi qawwali and the kirtan are related to bhajanBhajans by Kabir, Mirabai, Surdas, Tulsidas and a few others are considered to be classic.

  • Bhakta

    Devotee
  • Bhakti

    Devotion to God; Intense Love for God. To one devotee, Ramana says "The longing for happiness never fades. That is Bhakti".

  • Bhoominatheswara

    Name of Lord Siva as consecrated in Thiruchuli.
  • Bodha

    Knowledge
  • Brahmaakaara

    Associated with Brahman, the True Self.
  • Brahmachari

    ~~~ Swami Chinmayanda says that this word has been misunderstood and misused. It is usually taken to be one who is celibate. But the real meaning is : One who is in touch with his Real Self, who has good control of his mind and senses and is equanimous under all circumstances.
  • Brahman

    Supreme Spirit; Attributeless Reality. In Hinduism, Brahman (Sanskrit: ब्रह्मन्) connotes the highest Universal Principle, the Ultimate Reality in the universe. In major schools of Hindu philosophy it is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists. It is the pervasive, genderless, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes. Brahman as a metaphysical concept is the single binding unity behind the diversity in all that exists in the universe.

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  • Buddha

    The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one". The usual pronunciation "Booda" by non-Hindus and non-Buddhists is wrong. One should learn the correct pronounciation from a Hindu or a Buddhist. Sri Gautama Buddha also Siddhartha, is an Enlightened Hindu Sage of India who offered his guidance and teachings which are now called Buddhism.

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  • Buddhi

    Mind; Intellect

Conversations with Ramana Maharshi are rare and priceless. He seldom wrote anything on his own accord. But out of His immense kindness and love, sometimes he answered questions from Devotees on Meditation, Devotion to God and Life. Reading them, contemplating on them and try to practice them are bound to offer great guidance to every true seeker of Real Happiness.

Sometimes Sri Ramana Maharshi used words in Sanskrit or devotional words and scriptural texts. This Glossary provides some insight into those.

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