"Let not world-objects be your mind’s master. Let them be, if at all, subservient to the mind. To be spiritual is not to look for one’s delight and fulfillment in the objects of the world. The mind that causes delight through any object can also provide delight without such an object. Delight in reality belongs to the mind alone. It is verily mind’s own gift."

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payovrata

Sanskrit : पयोव्रत ; a vow to subsist on nothing but milk.

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)

prāṇāyāma

Sanskrit : प्राणायाम ; The practice of breath control in yoga.

prapañcha

Sanskrit : प्रपञ्च ; the visible world.

prasada

Sanskrit : प्रसाद ; The food presented to an idol, or the remnants of food left by a spiritual teacher (which any one may freely appropriate to his own use).

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.

priya

Sanskrit : प्रिय; pleasant.

pūja

Sanskrit : पूजा ; adoration of the gods, worship, respect, reverence.

puṇya

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

purana

Sanskrit : पुराण ; belonging to ancient or olden times.

purusha

Sanskrit : पुरुष; The Supreme Being or Soul of the universe.

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