Sanskrit word of the day

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Sanskrit word of the day

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This thread is for helping us learn some more Sanskrit words, for those interested. Sanskrit is perhaps the most common language among the Dharma Paths and religions. Other languages used by Dharmic paths might be very similar to Sanskrit as well, for example Punjabi and especially Pali.

Anyone interested in participating may do so, simply post a Sanskrit word and then an English translation and description.

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abhasa

reflection of consciousness
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yama

self-control
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bahir pranayamam [buhir praanaayaam]

external breath regulation
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abhijna [ubhij^na]

direct perception
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A source for more words and meanings...

http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.d ... index.html
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na medhaya [nuh medhuya]

not by the intellect
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abhimana [ubhimaan]

attachment
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yugapat srishti [yuguput sr^shti]

simultaneous creation
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ayatana [aayutun]

repository
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Raja Yoga [raaj yog]

the principle system of Yoga as taught by Patanjali
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avidya [uvidyaa]

nescience; ignorance of our true nature; all consciousness or knowledge, so long as it is restricted to the subject-object manifold
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bahir mukha drishti [buhir mukh dr^shti]

outward turned consciousness
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Yogiraja [yogiraaj]

king of yogis; Sri Vasudeva
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bahudaka [buhooduk]

a sannyasin who wanders about
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yogi

follower of a path of yoga
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vyavahara satya [vyuvuhaar sutya]

phenomenal existence
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abhyasa [ubhyaas]

practice
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vac (vak) [vaac]

speech
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abhyasi [ubhyaasi]

one who practices
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prajna [praaj^na]

consciousness; awareness; highest wisdom, transcendent wisdom; also employed as a synonym for the universal 'substance'
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