“The paths leading man to god or Truth are said to be many. I will speak only of the shortest. It is to recognize God as the Self in you and then to find Him out. What is the distance then between you and God, between you and yourself? Ah, there is no distance at all, a full Zero! Yet, how dare you say to find God and Truth is hard?’’ 

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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panchabhūtas

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

pāpa

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

parampara

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

pārāyaṇa

sanskrit : पारायणं, स्वाध्यायः ; Reading, Perusal.

parivrājaka

Sanskrit : परिव्राजक; a wandering religious mendicant.

paroksha

Sanskrit : परोक्ष ; Invisible, imperceptible.

pātivratya

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

paurusha

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

pradakshina

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

prakṛti

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)

prathyaksha

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

pratijna

Sanskrit : प्रति़ज्ञा ; A vow.

prāyopaveśa

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

preyas

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

puṇya

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

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