"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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nididhyāsana

Sanskrit : निदिध्यासन ; Profound and repeated meditation.

nirvana

sanskrit : निर्वाण ; Liberated from Existence.

nishedha

sanskrit : निषेधः  ; Prohibition.

niṣṭhā

sanskrit : निष्ठा ; read here about niṣṭhā

nivedya

sanskrit : नैवेद्य; An offering of eatable articles presented to a deity, which may afterwards be distributed to worshippers.

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.

pariṇāma

Sanskrit : परिणाम ; change, alteration, transformation.

parivrājaka

Sanskrit : परिव्राजक; a wandering religious mendicant.

paroksha

Sanskrit : परोक्ष ; Invisible, imperceptible.

paṭana

sanskrit : पठन ; Reading, Studying.

pātivratya

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

paurusha

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

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