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Shakti
Hindu term for the female counterpart of the gods vishnu, shiva, and brahman
Yin
one of the two polar forces is the cosmic system of the pair yin and yang. it is the female, negative force.
Moksha
Moksha is a Hindu term that describes the event in which someone reaches salvation or enlightenment and become one with Brahman and lives in eternal identity with him.
Satori
a Zen Buddhist term. It is the goal of the religion- a flash of sudden enlightenment or salvation.
Avatara
a Hindu term. the term for the 9 appearances that vishnu made on earth.
Bodhissatva
a Zen Buddhist belief that some humans choose to postpone Nirvana (eternal bliss) in order to help humans on earth achieve salvation themselves.
Dharma
a south asian term that means law- religious law
Li
Confucian term meaning ritual or sacrament. the way confucius said we should behave in social situations for a harmonious society.
Raja Marga
the Hindu term for yoga
Yogic Taoism
the Taoist term for the practice of taking physiological control of yourself by performing certain body exercising and breathing exercises. yoga.
Karma
a buddhist belief - "those deeds performed on earth, whether good or bad, of such will be their heirs."
Te
the moral force which runs along relationships. confucianism.
Brahman
Brahma is the creator of all things or what Christians refer to as God (hinduism)
Tao
"god" or the "ultimate" in Taoism
dukka
Buddhist- means suffering
Maya
the world is an illusion (hindu)
henotheism
(judaism) there's one main God but other small gods
Talmud
a huge body of oral tradition consisting of elaborte commentary on the Torah (judaism)
Messiah
annointed one
qu'ran
Muslim scripture, reading, recitation
miraj
(islam) night journey, Muhammad mysteriously in the middle of the night from Mecca to Jerusalem to the sky- seventh heaven
hijrah
migration, journey to mecca (islam)
surah
chapter in the Koran
hadith
things that muhammad said (islam)
injil
the christian gospel
torah
jewish law
shariah
muslim term for god's law
shahadah
first pillar- testimony or witness; the basic creed of Islam
shirk
(islam) association, treating a creature as if it were on the same level as its creator (idolotry)
Muhammadun rasulu Liah
Muhammad is the prophet or messanger of God.
zakat
second pillar- the practice of charity
siyam
third pillar- annual practice of fasting
hajj
fourth pillar- pilgramage (ka'ba) to mecca
ka'ba
the very house of god (muslim)
salat
fifth pillar- recitation of prayers
masjid
mosque
sufism
the mystical aspect of islam
sunni
majority of muslims- traditionalists
imam
one who stands at front (shi'ites)
shari'ite
(muslim) those muslims whose religious practice and worldview is determined exlicityly by the law (koran and 5 pillars)
faqir
seeker, disciple, poor one
shaykh
master, guide
silsila
initiatic chain
mysticism
western phenomenon with asian flavor; when someone can see things that his eyes can't discern and mouth can't express; degrees of reality that are beyond the physical sense or invisible
mahdi
rightly guided one
tariqah
spiritual brotherhood- path
fana
extinction (nirvana)
invocation
rhythmic repitition of a sacred word or phrase containing a revealed name or names of god
dhikr
remebrance- arabic term for invocation
shaman
medecine man
wakan
everything in the environment has spiritual significance