"Every moment of your life you are being carried to fulfilment, irresistibly. Everything that comes to you does so to improve, correct or alter your nature, thereby taking you nearer perfection. So, whenever agitation assails your mind, ponder over this truth again and again."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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keerthana

Sanskrit : कीर्तन ; praise, glorify, recite, repeat.

krauncha

Sanskrit : क्रौञ्चः ; A bird known as bittern.

kshama

Sanskrit: क्षम ; patience.

kshatriya

Sanskrit: क्षत्रिय; a member of the military or reigning order (which in later times constituted the second caste).

kutira

Sanskrit : कुटीर; a cottage, hut.

Lakṣaṇas

sanskrit : लक्षण ; a mark, sign, symbol, token, characteristic, attribute or quality.

lakshya

sanskrit : लक्ष्य ; an object aimed at, to be marked or characterized or defined.

lokasaṅgraha

sanskrit : लोकसंग्रहः ; The welfare of the world.

mahāvākyās

Sanskrit: महावाक्य  ; Sacred utterances of the Vedas. 

mamata

Sanskrit : ममता; The state of 'mine', sense of ownership, self-interest, egotism, pride, arrogance.

manana

Sanskrit : मननं ; Application of mind.

Mantra

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.

mantrajapa

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

mauna

sanskrit : मौन ; silence, to observe silence.

moksha

sanskrit : मोक्षः ; Liberation or final emancipation.

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