"Your mind has enormous hidden dimensions. Open yourselves completely to whatever reactions and emotions the world evokes from time to time. Accept them all without any reservation or resentment. By assimilating everything and all, your mind grows deeper, stabler and more enriched."

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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 ; emobodiment of the Guru principle, spiritual master, preceptor

icchā

sanskrit : इच्छा ; wish, desire, inclination

īti

Sanskrit : ईति; Any calamity of the season.

itihasa

sanskrit : इतिहास ; talk, legend, tradition, history, traditional accounts of former events, heroic history.

janma

sanskrit : जन्म ; birth.

jata

sanskrit : जटा ; Matted hair.

jnaanendriya

sanskrit : ज्ञानेद्रिय ; organs of cognition or sense organs

jñāna

sanskrit: ज्ञान ; knowledge

jñānī

sanskrit : jñānī; Knower

kāma

sanskrit : कामः ; Wish or Desire.

karma

sanskrit :कर्म ; Action, work, deed.

karmabandha

Sanskrit:कर्मबन्ध; The bonds of action (i.e. transmigration or repeated existence as a result of actions)

karmendriya

sanskrit : कर्मेन्द्रिय ; 5 organs of activity viz. 2 hands, 2 legs and organs of evacuation.

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