"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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Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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Sanskrit : पुरुषार्थ; The four objects of human pursuit, dharma(righteousness), artha(wealth), kāma(desires) and moksha(liberation).


sanskrit : राग ; Any feeling or passion, love, affection or sympathy for, vehement desire for, interest or joy or delight in.


sanskrit : रजस्  ; The second of the three gunas or qualities identified by activity, passion and emotions.


Sanskrit : रास ; rustic dance practised by cowherds, (esp.) the dance practised by Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs.


Sanskrit : रति; Delight, Fondness.


Sanskrit : ऋग्वेद; Name of a Veda, An ancient sacred book of the Hindus.


Sanskrit : रोमहर्ष; The bristling of the hairs of the body , thrill (caused by joy, fear, cold etc.)


Sanskrit : सद्गुरु ; a good teacher.


sādhaka  ( Sanskrit : साधक) is someone who follows a particular  sādhanā , or a way of life designed to realize the goal of one's ultimate ideal, whether it is merging with  brahman  or realization of one's personal deity.


Sanskrit: साधना; a sādhaka (spiritual aspirant) undertakes a pursuit (sādhanā) to attain the fruition (siddhi's). Generally speaking sādhanā is a discipline or dedicated effort undertaken in the pursuit of a goal, liberation in this case.


Sanskrit: साधु ; a holy man, saint, sage, seer.


Sanskrit : सहस्रनाम ; Thousand names of any deity.


sanskrit : समाधिः ; Profound or abstract meditation.


sanskrit : संसार; सम्यक सरति इति संसार - comprehensive movement, continuous, cyclic change - constitutes our world


Sanskrit : समुद्रः ; Ocean.

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