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Glossary 1

Glossary 1

Kaivalya Upanishad - Meaning in English
  • Kama

    Kama pronounced Kaama means Passion, Desire.
  • Karma

    Karma means action, work or deed. 
    Karma also stands for the consequences of a mental or physical activity.
    In Hinduism and Buddhism, Karma denotes the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
    It refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).
    Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering.


  • Kartikeya

    Kartikeya means son of krittikas (angels), where the sanskrit word "krittika" means creativity. Kartikeya is the manifestation of God as the commander-in-chief of the Devas (divine deities). He is also known by several other names, one of them being Murugan. The several names would include the following:  Senthil, Vēlaṇ, Kumāran ("prince, child, young one"), Swaminatha ("ruler of the gods"), Saravanan ("born amongs the reeds"), Arumugam or Shanmuga ("six-faced"), Dandapani ("wielder of the mace-weapon"), Guhan or Guruguha ("dweller of the Heart-Cave"), Subrahmanya, Kadhirvelan, Kandhan, Kartikeya ("son of the Krittikas") and Skanda ("attacker"). He was also known as Mahasena.

  • Kosa

    Sheath; Layer.
  • Krishna

    ~ Krishna : A supreme deity, worshipped in Hinduism, the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu, and same as Lord Vishnu, one of the Trimurti (three great forms of God - the other two being Lord Shiva and Brahma (Creator)). Krishna guides Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita known as the Song of God. Krishna
  • Kriya

    Work; Action
  • Krodha

    Anger, Wrath, Fury, Rage

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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