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PSM Sanskrit Terms

Sanskrit Terms for PSM Teacher Training

QuestionAnswer
GYAN YOGA YOGA OF UNDERSTANDING / KNOWLEDGE / SCIENCE
BHAKTI YOGA YOGA OF LOVE AND DEVOTION
KARMA YOGA YOGA OF ACTION / SELFLESS SERVICE
RAJA YOGA YOGA OF MEDITATION / ROYAL PATH
GUNAS THAT WHICH BINDS / FUNDAMENTAL QUALITY OR PROPERTY
SATTVA CREATION / PURITY / GOODNESS
RAJAS MAINTENANCE / TRANSFORMATION / ACTIVE /EXCITED
TAMAS DISSOLUTION / RESISTANCE / HEAVY / DULL
YAMAS RULES OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
NIYAMAS RULES OF PERSONAL BEHAVIOR
ASANA SEAT OR POSITION / PHYSICAL POSTURES / YOGIC POSTURES
PRANAYAMA MASTERING THE LIFE FORCE / BREATH EXERCISES
PRATYAHARA DIRECTING SENSES INWARD TO BECOME AWARE OF THE SUBTLE SENSES
DHARANA MASTERY OF ATTENTION AND INTENTION
DHYANA DEVELOPMENT OF WITNESSING AWARENESS
SAMADHI THE STATE OF BEING SETTLED IN PURE, UNBOUNDED AWARENESS
AHIMSA NON-VIOLENCE
SATYA TRUTHFULNESS
BRAHMACHARYA APPROPRIATE SEXUAL CONTROL
ASTEYA HONESTY
APARIGRAHA NON-ATTACHMENT / GENEROSITY
SHOUCHA PURITY
SANTOSHA CONTENTMENT
TAPAS DISCIPLINE
SVADHYAYA SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION
ISHVARA-PRANIDHANA SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE
CHAKRAS JUNCTION POINT BETWEEN CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE BODY / ENERGY WHEEL OR CENTER
MULADHARA ROOT CHAKRA / 1ST CHAKRA / BASE OF THE SPINE
SVADHISTHANA CREATIVITY CHAKRA / 2ND CHAKRA / LITTLE BELOW THE NAVEL
MANIPURA ENERGY CHAKRA / 3RD CHAKRA / SOLAR PLEXUS
ANAHATA HEART CHAKRA / 4TH CHAKRAA / CENTER OF CHEST
VISHUDDHA EXPRESSION CHAKRA / 5TH CHAKRA / THROAT
AJNA INTUITION CHAKRA / 6TH CHAKRA / BETWEEN EYEBROWS
SAHASRARA CONSCIOUSNESS CHAKRA / 7TH CHAKRA / TOP OF HEAD
ANNAMAYA KOSHA LAYER OF ILLUSION DERIVED FROM FOOD
PRANAMAYA KOSHA LAYER OF ILLUSION OF BIOLOGICAL ENERGY
MANOMAYA KOSHA LAYER OF ILLUSION OF THE MIND
BUDDHIMAYA KOSHA LAYER OF ILLUSION OF THE INTELLECT
AHANKARA EGO
BRAHMAN DIVINE SPIRIT / PURE CONSCIOUSNESS / BEYOND SPACE AND TIME WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END
SUSHUPTI CHETANA DEEP SLEEP
SWAPN CHETANA DREAMING
JAGRAT CHETANA WAKING
TURIYA TRANSCENDENTAL
TURIYATIT CHETANA COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS
BHAGAVAD CHETANA DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS
BRAHMANANDA CHETANA UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS
ATMA DARSHAN GLIMPSING THE SOUL
AHUM BRAHMASMI I AM BRAHMAN (WHO i REALLY AM, IS THAT ABSOLUTE REALITY) I AM THE UNIVERSE
KARMA ACTION, CONSEQUENCE OF PREVIOUS ACTIONS
SANSKARA SEEDS OF MEMORY, IMPRESSIONS OF TENDENCIES STORED FROM PAST ACTIONS
VASANA SEEDS OF DESIRE
AYURVEDA SCIENCE OF LIFE
BIJA SEED
DHARMA PURPOSE IN LIFE
MANTRA INSTRUMENT OR VEHICLE OF THE MIND, SOUND WHICH PROTECTS AND LIBERATES
NAMAHA REPRESENTS THE SELF, CURVING BACK WITHIN ITSELF TO THE UNMANIFEST
PRANA LIFE FORCE / VITAL BREATH
SANSKRIT THE ANCIENT SACRED LANGUAGE OF THE VEDAS
YANTRA GEOMETRIC SHAPE, VISUAL FORM OF A MANTRA
YOGA UNION OF THE BODY, MIND, SOUL, SPIRIT, AND ENVIRONMENT
ADVAITA NON-DUALISM
ASHRAM RETREAT CENTER, HERMITAGE
AVATAR DIRECT INCARNATION OF GOD
BANDHA TO HOLD, LOCK, OR EMBRACE
BHAGAVAD GITA EPIC POEM OF EIGHTEEN VERSES
GURU DISPELLER OF DARKNESS, GREAT TEACHER
JAPA REPETITION OF A MANTRA FOR A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF TIMES
MAHABHUTAS GREAT ELEMENTS
MALA STRING OF BEADS
MAYA ILLUSION OF THE SENSES
MUDRA POSITIONS OF THE EYES, HANDS, OR BODY
NADI SUBTLE CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH ENERGY FLOWS TO ALL AREAS OF THE BODY. ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA WE EACH HAVE 72,000 NADIS OF WHICH THERE ARE THREE MAIN ONES.
NISTRAIGUNYO BHAVARJUNA "GO BEYOND THE THREE GUNAS, ARJUNA"
PUJA SACRED CEREMONY, RITUAL WORSHIP OR PRAYER
RISHI SEER, HIGHLY EVOLVED SPIRITUAL BEING, ONE WHO SEES THE TRUTH
SATSANG GATHERING OF PEOPLE SEEKING THE TRUTH
SEVA SELFLESS SERVICE
SHANTI PEACE
UPANISHADS COLLECTION OF 108 VEDIC TEXT DEALING WITH HIGHER STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
VEDAS THE FOUR HOLY BOOKS WHICH ARE THE FOUNDATION OF VEDIC UNDERSTANDING/RIG VEDA, SAMA VEDA, YAJUR VEDA, AND ATHARVA VEDA
VEDASYA OF THE VEDAS
YOGA CHITTA VRITTI NIRODHAH YOGA IS QUIETING THE FLUCTUATIONS OF THE MIND FIELD
SAT CHIT ANANDA PURITY CONSCIOUSNESS BLISS
OM TAT SAT THAT ALONE IS REAL
YOGASTHA KURU KARMANI "ESTABLISHED IN BEING, PERFORM ACTION" - THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS IN THE BHAGAVAD GITA
AYAM ATMA BRAHM ATMAN AND BRAHMAN ARE THE SAME (THE INDIVIDUAL SELF IS ONE AND THE SAME WITH THE ABSOLUTE)
PRAJNANAM BRAHM BRAHMAN IS THE SUPREME KNOWLEDGE (KNOWING THE ABSOLUTE REALITY IS THE SUPREME KNOWLEDGE)
TAT TVAM ASI THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE (THAT ABSOLUTE REALITY IS THE ESSENCE OF WHAT YOU REALLY ARE)
SUSHUMNA NADI RUNS THROUGH CENTER OF THE SPINE, CHANNEL THROUGH WHICH KUNDALINI RISES
PINGALA (SURYA) NADI SUN CHANNEL, LIES TO THE RIGHT OF THE SUSHUMNA, CARRIES THE VITAL FORCE
IDA (CHANDRA) NADI MOON CHANNEL, LIES TO THE LEFT OF SUSHUMNA, CARRIES THE MENTAL FORCE
ADI FIRST
ADI SHANKARA GREAT SAINT FROM THE 7TH CENTURY, COMMENTATOR OF VEDANTA. LED REVIVAL OF HINDUISM AND ESTABLISHED THE SHANKARACHARYA MONASTERIES
AGNI FIRE, DIGESTIVE FIRE, ONE OF THE ANCIENT VEDIC DEITIES
AMMA MOTHER, MOTHER GODDESS
AMRIT NECTAR OF IMMORTALITY
ANANDA BLISS
ATMAN SOUL
AURA LUMINOUS RADIATION, FIELD OF SUBTLE ENERGY SURROUNDING PHYSICAL BODY
BHAJAN DEVOTIONAL HYMN
BINDU SPOT, SYMBOL FOR THE UNIVERSE IN ITS UNMANIFEST FORM
BRAHMA CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
BRAHMAN THE ABSOLUTE, TOTALITY, ALL THERE IS
BRAHMIN HIGHEST OF THE INDIAN CASTES
CHAITANYA CONSCIOUSNESS
DEVA/ DEVI GOD / GODDESS
DARSHAN TO SEE OR BE IN THE PRESENCE OF A HOLY PERSON OR DEITY
JAI SALUTATION, GLORY OR VICTORY TO. PROCEEDS THE NAME OF THE PERSON BEING HONORED
JI SUFFIX, ADDED TO THE END OF THE NAME OF A PERSON BEING HONORED OR RESPECTED
JIVA PERSONAL SOUL, THE EMBODIED SOUL WHICH IDENTIFIES ITSELF WITH THE MIND AND BODY
JYOTI LIGHT
JYOTISH VEDIC SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY
KUNDALINI SPIRITUAL ENERGY LYING DORMANT AT THE BASE OF THE SPINE WHICH, WHEN AWAKENED, RISES TO THE CROWN CHAKRA
LINGAM ELLIPTICAL SHAPE, SYMBOL OF THE UNMANIFEST FORM OF LORD SHIVA
LOKA PLANES OR WORLDS OF EXISTENCE VIBRATING AT DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES
MAHA GREAT
MOKSHA FREEDOM, LIBERATION
NADA SOUND, ENERGY MANIFESTED AS SOUND
NAKSHATRA LUNAR CONSTELLATIONS
NAMA NAME
NAMASTE I BOW TO YOU -OR- THE DIVINE LIGHT IN ME HONORS THE DIVINE LIGHT IN YOU
OM (AUM) PRIMORDIAL SOUND FROM WHICH ALL OTHER SOUNDS AND MANTRAS HAVE EMANATED
PADA QUADRANT OF THE NAKSHATRA
PARA BEYOND, THE TRANSCENDENTAL BEYOND WHICH THERE IS NO OTHER
PATANJALI GREAT SAINT, FOUNDER OF THE YOGA PHILOSOPHY WHICH CONTAINS THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
PRANAVA PRIMORDIAL SOUND
PREM LOVE
PUNDIT VEDIC SCHOLAR / VEDIC PRIEST
PURUSHA INNER SELF IN THE SENSE OF PERSONHOOD, COSMIC PERSON OR THE UNIVERSE AS A SINGLE BEING
RUDRAKSHA SEEDS USED FOR MALAS, SACRED TO SHIVA
SADHANA PERFORMANCE OF SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES TO TAKE THE PRACTITIONER TOWARDS AN INTENDED GOAL, USUALLY ENLIGHTENMENT
SAMSARA CYCLE OF BIRTH AND DEATH
SHAKTI DYNAMIC CREATIVE PRINCIPLE, PRIMAL ENERGY, ENVISIONED AS FEMININE
SHIVA UNMANIFEST PURE POTENTIALITY, THE DESTRUCTIVE AND CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND THE UNIVERSE. THE FIRST YOGI
SIDDHI YOGIC POWERS
SUTRAS THREADS OR STITCHES, COLLECTION OF STATEMENTS WITH INNER MEANINGS
TULSI INDIAN HOLY BASIL TREE. THE WOOD IS MADE INTO MALA BEADS SACRED TO VISHNU, RAMA AND KRISHNA
VASTU VEDIC SCIENCE OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
VEDANTA THE CULMINATION OF VEDIC WISDOM
VISHNU MAINTAINER AND HARMONIZING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE
YAGNA (YAGYA) RITUAL FIRE CEREMONY INTENDED TO EVOKE SPECIFIC ARCHETYPAL ENERGIES
YATRA PILGRIMAGE
YUGA FOUR PERIODS OF TIME: SAT (GOLDEN), TRETA, DWAPARA, KALI (LEAST EVOLVED AND PRESENT PERIOD)
MAHAVAKYAS GREAT SAYINGS OF PRONOUNCEMENT. SPOKE BU A GURU, TO CREATE A SHIFT IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE STUDENT
SWAMI TITLE OF RESPECT FOR A LEARNED OR HOLY PERSON
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