"Our body and this complex world around us is meant to reveal and display the Self variously. Spiritual seeking lies in looking for That which animates the body. Turn the mind and intelligence inward to their very Source. Let the thoughts make you search for the thinking substance, the thinker.  Only then the mystery of the Self will be unveiled."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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sadguru

sanskrit : सद्गुरु ; a good teacher.

sādhaka

sādhaka  ( Sanskrit : साधक) is someone who follows a particular  sādhanā , or a way of life designed to realize the goal of one's ultimate ideal, whether it is merging with  brahman  or realization of one's personal deity.

sādhanā

sanskrit: साधना; a sādhaka (spiritual aspirant) undertakes a pursuit (sādhanā) to attain the fruition (siddhi's). Generally speaking sādhanā is a discipline or dedicated effort undertaken in the pursuit of a goal, liberation in this case.

samādhi

sanskrit : समाधिः ; Profound or abstract meditation.

samsāra

sanskrit : संसार; सम्यक सरति इति संसार - comprehensive movement, continuous, cyclic change - constitutes our world

samudra

Sanskrit : समुद्रः ; Ocean.

sankalpa

Sanskrit:संकल्प; A vow or determination to perform any ritual observance.

sannyāsa

sanskrit : संन्यास ; renunciation

sannyāsi

sanskrit : संन्यासी ; renunciate

saptarishis

Sanskrit : सप्तर्षयः ; The seven great saints.

śāstras

sanskrit : शास्त्र ; spiritual scriptures particularly Vedantic in nature.

sattva

sanskrit : सत्त्व ; The quality of purity or goodness.

shabdā

sanskrit : शब्द ; Sound.

śreyas

sanskrit : श्रेयस् ; Most excellent, best, everlasting goodness.

sthūla

sanskrit : स्थूल ; Gross.

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