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baap. Dad.

baaya-vidhyaa. Worldly education, education in externals.

baddha. Bound.

bala. Strength, vigour, power.

Bhaaratha-dhesha (Bharatha-desha). India; region of God-loving people.

Bhaaratha-varsha (Bharatha-varsa). Indian subcontinent.

Bhaaratheeya (Bharathiya). Indian, dweller in the country  Bhaarath (India).

Bhaargava. One who belongs to the dynasty of Bhrigu.

bhaarya. Housewife.

bhaashya. Commentaries on spiritual texts by great sages.

bhaathi. That which shines, illumines; chith.

Bhaavana (Bhavana). Creative thought; creator.

Bhagavaan (Bhagavan, Bhagawan). Divinity; term of reverential address; Sathya Sai Baba is called Bhagavaan by his devotees.

Bhagavath-sankalpa. Will of God.

bhajan. Devotional song(s) to God; community singing of spirituals.

bhaktha. Devotee of the Lord.

bhakthi. Devotion to God.

bhakthimaan. A person who is full of devotion.

bhakthi-maarga. Path of devotion to God.

bhakthi-yoga. Path of love and devotion.

bhakthi-yogi. Yogi on the path of devotion.

bhanopaasana. Sun worship or meditation on the Sun.

Bhavaroga-vaidhya. The Lord; the curer of worldly ills.

bhava saagara. Ocean of worldly existence.

bheda. Separation, division.

bhikshu. Religious mendicant, who lives on alms.

bhoga. Catering to the senses, eating, enjoyment.

bhoga-bhuumi. Pathways of the senses.

bhokthruthva. Being an enjoyer or experiencer.

bhrama. Delusion.

bhrama-thathwam. Principle of delusion.

bhukthi. Nourishment, material enjoyment.

bhuumi. Earth.

bhuutha. Any of the five elementary constituents of the universe; spirit, monster.

Bhuutha-naatha. Lord of the primordial elements; Lord of beings.

bhuvarloka. Atmosphere.

bimba. Disc of sun or moon; object compared in comparisons.

braahmana (brahmin). First of four castes of social order, the priestly or teacher caste; a person belonging to this caste. Also, a section of the Vedhas; a man of wisdom.

Brahmaanandha. Bliss of realizing Brahman.

brahmaanda. Macrocosmos.

Brahma-asthra. Brahma's weapon of infallible destruction.

Brahma-aavartha. Region of Brahma.

Brahma-bhaava. Absorbed in Brahman.

brahma-chaari. Student, celibate, first stage of life of a braahmana in the braahmana caste; one who dwells in God consciousness.

brahma-charya. Path to knowledge of Brahman; the state of an unmarried religious student.

Brahmaikyatha. The Godhead.

Brahma-jnaana. Knowledge of Brahman.

Brahma-jnaani. Knower of Brahman.

Brahma-loka. Region of Brahman.

Brahmamuhuurtha. Sacred period during early morning.

Brahman (Brahmam). Impersonal Supreme Being, primal source and ultimate goal of all beings. Thus, It is identical to the Aathma.

Brahmana. Vedhik work that contains rules for the employment of manthras and hymns at various sacrifices, with detailed explanations of their origin and meaning.

Brahma-nishtha. Steady contemplation of Brahman.

Brahma-praapthi. Attainment of Brahman, i.e. God-realization, self-realization.

brahmarshi. Highest sage.

Brahma-saakshathkara. Direct perception of Brahman.

Brahma-shira-asthra. Particular missile of Brahma.

Brahma-thatthva. Formless God, Brahman principle.

Brahmathva. State of Brahman.

Brahmavaadhin. One who expounds the Brahman.

Brahma-vidhyaa. Spiritual attainment, knowledge of Brahman.

buddha. Awakened, enlightened, wise.

buddhi. Intellect.

buddhi-balam. Strength of the intellect.

Buddhism. Religion founded by Buddha, which holds that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end the suffering is to end the birth-death cycle through enlightenment.

Buddhist. Follower of Buddhism.

buddhi-yoga. Yoga of intelligence.

burkha. Veil.

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caste. The four castes of social order are: braahmana (priestly or teacher), kshathriya (warrior, protector), vaishya (trader, merchant, agriculturist), and shuudhra (worker, helper).

chaadhana. Fostering, shielding, promoting the welfare of.

chaandhra-ayana. Lunar system of measurements of time; also, a vow of penance performed during the waxing period of the moon.

chaaya. Shade, shadow.

chaithanya. Consciousness, intelligence, spirit.

Chaithra. Second spring month.

chakora. Kind of partridge.

chakra. Disk; wheel; a weapon used by Krishna.

chala-dhala. Quivering leaf.

champak. East Indian tree in the magnolia family.

chandaala. Outcast.

Chandhas. Vedhas, Vedhik hymns. Means pleasant, joyous. Also, guide and shield.

chandra-loka. Region of the moon principle.

chara. Moving.

charana. Feet.

charma. Shield, skin; happiness, bliss.

chathushtaya. Fourfold.

chethana. Conscious, intelligent.

chinmaya. Consisting of pure consciousness.

chinmaya-thatthva. Science of ultra-consciousness, pure intelligence.

Chinthaa-mani. Wish-fulfilling gem that grants its possessor all desires.

chith. Consciousness, knowledge, awareness.

chith-shakthi. Power of universal intelligence or conciousness.

chittha. Mind stuff, memory, subconscious mind.

chittha-shuddhi. Cleansing of the mind, purity of conscience.

crore. Ten millions; 100 lakhs.

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dakshina. Fee, offering.

dhaama. Rope, garland.

dhaana (dana). Giving, charity.

dhaanava (danava). Demon.

dhaanava-maanava. Demonic human.

dhaanthin. Self-restrained person, ascetic.

dhaarana (dharana). Concentration, fixed attention, one of eight steps in Pathanjali's yoga discipline.

dhaarmik. According to dharma, righteous.

dhaatha. Giver, bestower, Earth.

dhairya. Courage.

dhaiva-amsha. Divine part or aspect.

Dhaivam. Godhead.

dhaiva-samaana. Equal to God.

dhaivi (daivi). Godly, divine.

dhaivi-sampath. Divine wealth, divine qualities.

dhaivi-sampatthi. Divine attributes, divine nature.

dhakshina. Fee.

dhakshinaagni. Southern fire of altar.

dhakshinaayana. Southward path of the sun.

dhama (dama). Control of the outer senses.

dhana (danam). Wealth, posessions.

dhanda (danda). Stick, rod of punishment.

dhanda-chakra. Discus-like weapon.

dhanur-dhaari. Archer, bearer of a bow.

dharma. Right action, truth in action, righteousness, morality, virtue, duty, the dictates of God, code of conduct. Dharma defies a simple translation into English.

dharma-ashtakas. The eightfold dharmas or virtuous actions.

Dharmaathma. Embodiment of justice.

dharma-chakra. Weapon of justice.

dharma-dhevatha. Deity of justice.

dharma-karma. Act of duty, virtuous action.

dharma-kartha. Person in charge of a temple.

dharma-kshethra. Abode or field of righteousness.

dharma-naraayana. Personification of dharma.

dharma-pathnee. Lawful wife.

dharma-purusha. Moral individual.

dharma-rakshana. Protection of dharma.

dharma-samsthaapana. Firm establishment of dharma.

dharma-shikshana. Instruction in dharma.

dharma-sthaapana. Establishment of dharma.

dharma-suuthras. Texts consisting of rules on dharma.

dharma-svaruupa. Embodiment of dharma, form of dharma.

dharma-vratha. Strict adherence to the vow to be righteous in word, thought, and deed.

dharmoddharana. The raising of dharma.

dharmya-amritham. Dhaarmik way to immortality.

dharshan (darshan). Sight of a holy person.

dharshana. Any of the six principal systems of ancient Indian philosophy; insight or vision of truth.

dhayaa (daya). Compassion, sympathy.

dhayaamaya (dayamaya). Full of compassion.

dhee. Intelligence.

dheekshaa (deeksha). Dedication, initiation, consecration.

dheepyathi. Illumine.

dheera. Steadfast, courageous, wise person.

dheha (deha). Body.

dhehaathma (dehaatma). Body consciousness; exterior "I".

dheha-bhraanthi. Mistaken identification of self with the body, body-delusion.

dheha-dhrishti. Body's vision.

dheha-sthithi. Body-awareness, addiction to the body.

dheha-thatthva. Body principles.

dhehi (dehi). One who has a body; conscious embodied Self.

dhenu-vratha. Ritual of cow worship.

dhesha (desa). Region, space, country.

dheva (deva). Deity, celestial being, god.

dhevaamsha-sambhuuthas. People who represent a divine aspect; partial incarnations of divinity.

Dhevathaathma. Having a divine soul.

dheva-yaana. Path of light or of the gods, taken by virtuous people after death.

dhevee. Godess.

dhivi. Heaven.

dhivyathvam. Divine nature.

dhosha. Fault, crime, sin, offense, evil.

dhothi. Cloth worn around the waist; skirt.

dhrashta. See-er; visionary.

dhrashtum. Visualizing.

dhravya. Material, matter, thing.

dhravya-yajna. Ritual sacrifice involving material objects.

dhrik (drik). Vision, seer or perception.

dhrishti. Vision, seeing, intelligence.

dhrishya (drishya). That which is perceived by the senses; the seen.

dhukha (dukha). Grief, sorrow, misery, pain.

dhukha nivritthi. Absence of grief.

dhurbhiksha. Distress, want, dearth, famine.

dhussanga. Evil company.

dhuuma (dhuma). Smoke.

dhuuma-aadhi-maarga. Smoke-filled path of the Manes; opaque path, as distinguished from the path of light.

Dhvaapara-yuga. Third in the cycle of four ages or yugas.

dhvaitha (dwaitha). Dualism; separation of God and the created universe.

dhvaithin. Dualist.

dhvaithopaasana. Path of dualism.

dhvandhva-atheetha. Beyond duality or pair of opposites like heat-cold.

dhveepa. Island; one of seven divisions of the terrestial world.

dhyaana (dhyana). Meditation.

dhyaana-maarga. Path of meditation.

dhyaana-yoga (dhyana-yoga). Yoga of meditation.

dhyaani. Meditator.

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