“The paths leading man to god or Truth are said to be many. I will speak only of the shortest. It is to recognize God as the Self in you and then to find Him out. What is the distance then between you and God, between you and yourself? Ah, there is no distance at all, a full Zero! Yet, how dare you say to find God and Truth is hard?’’ 

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Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

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dharma

Sanskrit : धर्मः ; Ethics, righteousness, a pursuit by virtue of which life will be sustained in any situation, favorable or unfavorable.

dhyāna

sanskrit: ध्यान; Meditation is an exclusive effort – an exclusive pursuit and application of the mind. The effort is to make the mind clear and still.

dośa

sanskrit: दोष:; an admixture of impurity in substance of any object, lending the object to a fault, blame, defect, weakness, injurious consequence, often a detriment to improvement or progress.

duhkha

Sanskrit : दु:ख ; Sorrow, Unpleasant part of the Pleasant - Unpleasant pair of opposites.

dvandva

sanskrit : द्वन्द्व ; opposing pairs of duality or fight between two people

dveepa

sanskrit : द्वीपः ; island.

dvesha

sanskrit : द्वेष; hatred, dislike, repugnance, enmity.

gada

Sanskrit : गदा ; Mace.

Gandharvās

Sanskrit : गन्धर्व ; Celestial Beings.

Garhastya

sanskrit : गार्हस्थ्य ;गृहस्थाश्रम The order of a householder.

guna

sanskrit : गुण  ; A quality, attribute or property in general. A property of all created things; three are particularized, the sattva, raja and tama, or principles of truth or existence, passion, and darkness or ignorance.

Guru

sanskrit : गुरु, Represents the one who carries on in the tradition of the guru-shishya relationship . Lit. one who removes the darkness of ignorance. The importance of finding a guru who can impart transcendental knowledge (vidyā) is emphasised in the Vedantic Culture.

Gurudev

sanskrit : गुरुदेव ; embodiment of the Guru principle, spiritual master, preceptor.

havan

Sanskrit : हवन; A fire receptacle, the act of offering an oblation with fire, sacrifice.

icchā

sanskrit : इच्छा ; wish, desire, inclination

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