A Working Glossary for the Use of Students of Theosophical Literature: With an Appendix

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The Path, 1892 - Hinduism - 62 pages
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Page 39 - S'iva. See S'AKTAS. A Tantra is said to comprise five subjects — the creation and destruction of the world, the worship of the gods, the attainment of all objects, magical rites for the acquirement of six superhuman faculties, and four modes of union with spirit by meditation.
Page 10 - Brahniarandlira, a suture or aperture in the crown of the head, through which the soul is said to escape at death.
Page 44 - Add Sandhis, ie, intervals between the reign of each Manu, which amount to six MahaYugas, equal to . . . . 25,920,000 The total of these reigns and interregnums of 14 Manus, is 1,000 Maha-Yugas, which...
Page i - Its mission, indeed, is simply to seize upon and explain " the many Sanskrit and other strange words found so often in books and writings published and written by members of our Society.
Page 23 - Hindus which falls after every twelve years; r~> ^> in pra:naya:m, the phase of stopping the breath by shutting the mouth and closing the nostrils with the fingers of the right hand; r- ^>K a potter.
Page 44 - Brahma . 4,320,000,000 As Brahma's Night is of equal duration, one Day and Night of Brahma would contain . 8,640,000,000 360 of such days and nights make one year of Brahma make ..... 3,110,400,000,000 100 such years constitute the whole period of Brahma's age, ie...
Page 1 - Brahman the Supreme is the exhaustless. Adhyatma is the name of my being manifesting as the Individual Self. Karma is the emanation which causes the existence and reproduction of creatures.* Adhibhuta is the Supreme Spirit dwelling in all elemental nature through the mysterious power of nature's illusion. Adhidaivata is the Purusha, the Spiritual Person, and Adhiyajna is myself in this body, O best of embodied men. Whoever at the hour of death abandoneth the body, fixed in meditation upon me, without...
Page 38 - Svastika = a kind of mystical cross or mark made on persons and things to denote good luck, shaped like a Greek cross with the extremities of the four arms bent round in the same direction ; Nandyavarta =a symbolical mark of happiness and joy.).
Page 42 - VASANA, knowledge derived from memory ; an impression remaining unconsciously in the mind from past good or evil actions, and hence producing pleasure or pain.
Page 32 - Words charged with their spirit have wonderful power. The other stages of Yoga are: (1) Pratyahara or the restraint of the organs of sense from all outward things, and directing them entirely to mental impressions; (2) Dharana or steadfast concentration; (3) Dhyana or meditation: (4) Samadhi or abstract meditation. It is the highest and last stage of Yoga. Samadhi is perfect absorption of thought into the Supreme Spirit, when one realizes, "I and my Father are one.

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