Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary
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.