"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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sanskrit : पञ्च-भूत ; The 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water and sky).


Sanskrit : पाप; Bad , vicious , wicked , evil , wretched , vile , low, boding evil , inauspicious.


sanskrit : परम्पर ; one following the other , proceeding from one to another (as from father to son) , successive.


sanskrit : पारायणं, स्वाध्यायः ; Reading, Perusal.


Sanskrit : परिव्राजक; a wandering religious mendicant.


Sanskrit : परोक्ष ; Invisible, imperceptible.


sanskrit : पातिव्रत्यं ; Chastity, devoted attachment, faithfulness, loyalty, modesty.


Sanskrit: पौरुष ; The inherent wish and will of man.


sanskrit : प्रदक्षिण; Reverential salutation, by circumambulating a person or object, keeping the right side towards them.


Sanskrit : प्रकृति; In the Sankhya philosophy, the original producer of (or rather passive power of creating) the material world (consisting of 3 constituent essences or gunas called sattva, rajas and tamas) , Nature (distinguished from purusha, Spirit as Maya is distinguished from Brahman in the Vedanta)


Sanskrit : प्रत्यक्ष ; Perceptible, perceivable, present, cognizable by any of the organs of sense.


Sanskrit : प्रति़ज्ञा ; A vow.


Sanskrit : प्रायोपवेश ; Abstaining from food and awaiting in a sitting posture the approach of death.


sanskrit : प्रेयस् ; The desired fruit of heaven etc. but not a means to salvation.


Sanskrit : पुण्य; Auspicious , propitious , fair , pleasant , good , right , virtuous , meritorious , pure , holy , sacred.

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