"The power to promote and reward, as also to demote and punish the individual and his fate in this world, lies within his mind, its thoughts and feelings. No external agency is necessary to bring this infallible fruition. As the growth and development of a seed, an embryo, or a cell designed and preserved by its own inner makeup, here too the causal forces for what one rightly deserves lurk within one’s own invisible bosom."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


Glossary of terms used on this site

Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

There are 7 entries in this glossary.
Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begin with Contains Exact termSounds like


All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Term Definition

Sanskrit: महावाक्य  ; Sacred utterances of the Vedas. 


Sanskrit : मननं ; Application of mind.


sanskrit : मन्त्र ; a mental formula, expressing a thought or an idea. Normally it represents a spiritual proposition which necessarily carries with it specific purpose and relationship.


sanskrit : मन्त्र जप ; Repeated chanting of mantra (a sacred phrase given to a seeker when initiated) is called mantrajapa.


sanskrit : मोक्षः ; Liberation or final emancipation.


sanskrit: मुण्डक, means: a shaven headed (a Sannyaasin); the trunk of a tree with the branches chopped off ; a barber. One interpretation is that this Upanishad is meant for the Sannyaasins or will make one a Sannyaasin. It is associated with the Atharvaveda.

The hairs seen from outside exist on the scalp but they cover up the scalp. Like that, this world variety appears on the "substratum" called Consciousness but covers the Consciousness. Mundakopanishad removes the cover of world variety (ignorance of multiplicity/fragmentation) and exposes the One Consciousness, the Substratum, the Reality.

As such, the word "Upanishad" also means (upa+ni+sad) "the nearness or assimilation of which removes completely the ignorance".


sanskrit : मूर्त ; Personal and Gross.

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z