Glossary: here the words are collected that in the Vahinis at this site are explained by Sai Baba, complemented with glossaries from Bhagavad Gîtâ and S'rîmad Bhâgavatam



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  • Ignorance: 
    om ajn'âna-timirândhasya
    cakshur unmîlitam yena
    tasmai s'ri-gurave namah
    "I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him."
  • Iksvâku: the son of the sun-god and the first king of the planet earth.
  • Indra: Lord of Demigods and King of heavenly planets (RRV-18) Indra: the chief of the administrative demigods and king of the heavenly planets. Also called Maghavan: 'Honor of Wealth'  and Mahendra: 'the Great Indra' (SB, C6:7-23 & 40)
  • Indraprastha: ('Indra's place', now Delhi) city where the Pândavas resided and where Krishna arrived for the great râjasûya sacrifice that declared Him the Supreme Personality and from whereDuryodhana left angry being laughed at for his ignorance of falling into water he took for a solid floor (see: S.B. 10.75).
    - The city, built by Vis'vakarma, was visited by Krishna once, the center of events that lead to the burning of the Khândava forest and the resultant donation of Arjuna's weapons, chariot and horses by Agni (see
    S.B. 10.58: 24-29).
  • Indriyas (ten): Five senses of perception and five senses of action (RRV2-2)
  • Indriya nigraha: Control of senses.
  • Îs'a (Jesus): 'Lord of all living beings' (SSS-IV)
  • Îs'anukatha: the glories of Îs'a or God and the manifold ways in which men have experienced the might and majesty, the sweetness and light, that the Glory represents; one of the ten characteristics of the Purânas. (BV-34)
  • Îs'vara: Lord, God (BV-10), (BV-36).
  • Îs'vara-amba, Easwaramma: Baba's mother (the chosen mother) Îs'wara-amba (SSS)
  • Ithihasas: epics; famous epics are Mahâbhârata and Ramâyana.