Glossary 2

Glossary 2

Kaivalya Upanishad - Meaning in English

  • Darsan

    Seeing the Form of a Divine Being - Sage or God [caption id="attachment_2993" align="alignleft" width="300"]Divine Darsan Divine Darsan[/caption]
  • Deva

    Lord or God
  • Devikalottaram

    Sri Ramana Maharshi'ss Introduction to Devikalottaram
    This work is one of the upa-agamas and explains the supreme wisdom to be attained by mature souls and their mode of life expounded by the Supreme Lord Siva to Devi Parvati.
    It is the essence of all agama sastras on matters of spiritual knowledge. This is verily the boat which can rescue the mortals struggling hard, sinking and rising, in the sorrowful ocean of samsara - the endless cycle of birth and death - and take them by the direct path to the shore of liberation.
    Let all earnest seekers after Truth, instead of groping in the dark, bewildered, and losing their way, adopt the aid of this direct path and reach the supreme state of bliss and peace.

  • Dhatu

    Constituent element; component.
  • Dhyana

    Meditation; Contemplation; Keeping off thoughts. Dhyana also means fight with the force of crowded thoughts to hold a single good thought.

  • Drik

    Seer; the one who sees the world and objects other than oneself.
  • Drishti

    Drishti : (Sanskrit) Focused gaze, or View.
  • Drisya

    What is seen; the world and the objects seen by the one who sees.

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.