"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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vairāgya

Sanskrit : वैराग्य; Dispassion, Freedom from all worldly desires, indifference to worldly objects and to life.

vanaprastha

Sanskrit : वानप्रस्थ ; The third stage of human life (who has passed through the stages of student and householder and has abandoned his house and family for an ascetic life).

vānara

Sanskrit : वानर ; a monkey or an ape.

vāsanā

Sanskrit : वासना; the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind, the present consciousness of past perceptions, knowledge derived from memory.

vatsalya

sanskrit : वात्सल्य ; Tenderness, affection, fondness.

vichāra

Sanskrit: विचार ; pondering, deliberation, consideration, reflection, examination, investigation.

vidhi

sanskrit : विधिः ; An injunction.

viśwarūpa

Sanskrit: विश्वरूप ; Universal Form, All-formed, is considered the supreme form of Vishnu, where the whole universe is described as contained in Him.

vivarta

Sanskrit : विवर्त ; illusion, an apparent or illusory form, unreality.

viveka

sanskrit: विवेक ; discrimination between what is real and unreal.

vrata

sanskrit : व्रत ; a religious vow or practice , any pious observance , meritorious act of devotion or austerity.

vrata

Sanskrit : व्रत; a religious vow or practice.

vrtthi

sanskrit : वृत्ति ; Turning, turning round, revolving ; being, existence, abiding; working of the mind.

vyavahāra

Sanskrit : व्यवहार ; doing, performing, action.

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