"The power to promote and reward, as also to demote and punish the individual and his fate in this world, lies within his mind, its thoughts and feelings. No external agency is necessary to bring this infallible fruition. As the growth and development of a seed, an embryo, or a cell designed and preserved by its own inner makeup, here too the causal forces for what one rightly deserves lurk within one’s own invisible bosom."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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


sanskrit : विधिः ; An injunction.


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


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


sanskrit : वृत्ति ; Turning, turning round, revolving ; being, existence, abiding.


sanskrit : यज्ञ; an act, ritual, ceremony carried out with a benevolent objective by the performer setting aside narrow, personal goals and motivations.


sanskrit : यात्रा  ; going , setting off , journey , march , expedition.


Sanskrit : युगं ; Period, Revolution of time.


Water is one of the five elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space) which constitute the world for a human. Representing fluidity or sapidity, it is capable of inter-penetrating the more solid element viz. Earth. It is permeable to the other three rarer elements namely Air, Fire and Space.



sanskrit :  आर्य  ; an ideal human being


sanskrit : सत्-सङ्ग  ; Association with the good.

An auspicious monosyllable which is said to activate the pitutary gland and ward off many a health issue. It represents the Brahman.

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