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asana

yoga posture

ashram

ascetic spiritual community of follwers fathered around their guru

atman

individual soul

avatar

incarnation of a diety

bhakti

intense devotion to a personal manifestation of supreme reality

brahman

supreme reality

brahmin

preiest

caste

occupational category

chakra

subtle energy center in the body



darshan

visual contact with the divine

deva

diety

dharma

moral order

guru

spiritual teacher

kali yuga

present degraded era

karma

our actions and their effects on this life and lives to come



mantra

a sound or phrase changted to evoke sound vibration of one aspect

moksha

liberation

prana

invisible life force

puja

ritual worship

rishi

a sage



shaivite

worshiper of shiva



shakta

worshiper of the divine female form

samsara

worldly cycle of birth death and rebirth

sannyasin

renunciate spiritual seeker

sanskrit

ancient language of the Vedas

secularishm

principle of not giving favored status to any religion



sutra

terse spiritual teaching

tantra

sacred esoteric text with spiritual practices honoring the divine female form

upanishads

philosophical part of the Vedas

Vaishnavite

worshiper of Vishnu

Vedas

reered ancient scriptures

yoga

practices for union with the true self