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
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Heaven is also known as 'naaka' in Sanskrit; it has also another
meaning, 'Nose! (RRV2-2)
Son of sage Vajashravas given to Yama, the Lord of death, for
questioning his father's mean gift of old and useless cows to pious
people. [see Katha Upanishad]
- Naga: "Serpent," often the cobra; symbol of the
kundalini coiled on the four petals of the muladhara chakra. Naga:
The best or most excellent of any kind.
- Nagara Sankirtan: Gather together in the
hours before dawn, and walk slowly along the streets, singing Bhajans
glorifying God. Carry the Name to every doorstep. Wake up the sleeping.
Purify the air polluted by day-long angry shouts of hate and greed,
faction and fear. What greater service can you render than this -
beginning the day with the Name of God and helping others to remember
- Nala and Nila (Nela): Two generals of Rama
(cursed by a sage: "Boys! May all things that you throw on water never
sink; may they float instead") helping constructing the bridge to reach
Lanka, the city of Ravana where Sita was kept (RRV2-7a).
Traditional ceremonial rites which purify and
clarify the intellect (BV-31).
Rite of Naming of a new-born (RRV-2).
- Namaste, Namaskar: I bow (in devotion)
for you; I greet you.
- Namasmarana: The remembering of the Name of
Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism.
- Nandigrama: Place where Bharatha stayed in
contemplation while Rama spent fourteen years in the forest (RRV2-1)
Bhatta: Nickname of M. Kasturi, author of Sathyam Shivam Sundaram (SSS-II)
- Nârâ and Nârâyana: The
inseparable divine forces (RRV-4), (BV-44).
The original man (Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2,
Chapter 7, verse 6).
- Nârâyana: (path of man, God of
man, son of the original man): Vishnu-tattva-avatâra. He in whom
all reside. Is presented with four arms as the one resisting wordly
temptations in the holding out of heavenly beauties.
- Plenary expansion of Krishna with four hands, holding the conch, the
disc, the mace and the lotusflower.
- Lord of the heavenly worlds, the Vaikunthha planets.
- Name of the Supreme Personality of God, He who is the source and
destination of all living beings.
- The part (or lead) of God relating to man, that source from which the
waters originated. (10.14:
- Monier Williams dictionary:'the son of the original Man (with whom
he is generally associated); he is identified with Brahma with Vishnu
or Krishna; the Apsaras Urvasi is said to have sprung from his thigh;
elsewhere he is regarded as a Kas'yapa or Angirasa, also as chief of
the Sâdhyas, and with Jaina's as the 8th of the 9 black
Vâsudevas) ; the Purusha-hymn is said to have been composed by
- Sage Nârâyana: for the welfare, in this and the next
life, of the human beings abiding in dharma, jnâna and
self-control in Bhârata-varsha, has he been performing penances
from the beginning of Brahmâ's day (see 10.87: 6)
- Nârada Muni: [see also Vedas] (son of
A great devotee of the Lord, who can travel everywhere in the spiritual
and material world to proclaim the glory of the Lord. (is also seen as
Nârada bhakti Sutra: Nâradaís
eighty-four jewellike aphorisms on devotion, known as the Narada-bhakti-sutra,
reveal the secrets of love of God - what it is, and isnít; what
its effects are; what helps or hinders our progress along the path; and
much more. For the sincere seeker of lifeís ultimate goal, the Narada-bhakti-sutra
- Naraka: Hell (BV-44).
Another son Ravana (RRV2-9)
- Narasimha (Nrsmhadeva): Man-lion. One of the
ten Avathars of Vishnu.
- Nrisimhadeva: Half-human half-lion
incarnation of Krishna.
sukhaallabhyathe sukham: From happiness no happiness can ensue. In
case one has no misery, one cannot identify happiness (RRV-17c).
Atheist (Dharma Vahini).
- Navaratri: The supreme Shakti manifests
herself in the form of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Durga grants us
energy - physical, mental and spiritual. Lakshmi bestows on us wealth
of many kinds, not just money but intellectual wealth, the wealth of
character, the wealth of health and so on. She grants untold riches to
us. And Saraswati bestows on us intelligence, the capacity for
intellectual enquiry and the power of discrimination. Your own mother
is the combination of all these Divine beings. The life of a person who
cannot respect and love one’s own venerable mother is utterly useless.
Your mother provides you with energy, wealth and intelligence. She
constantly desires our advancement in life. So she represents all the
three goddesses that we worship during the Navaratri festival.
Recognising your mother as the very embodiment of all divine forces,
show reverence to her and treat her with love. This is the true message
of Navaratri. Divine Discourse Sathya Sai Baba, Oct 14, 1988.
thoyada madhya-sthaad, vidyullekheva bhaaswaraa, thasyamadhye vahni
sikhaa": In the centre of the blue cloud, shining like a streak of
lightning, with the tongue of fire in its centre (SSS-II)
- Neti Neti: (Not this, not this). Baba said,
"Brahman is like a balloon that bulges; it never bursts! So, Neti
refers to the comprehension of Brahman, not Brahman itself? Neti does
not mean, 'No, it is not this,' it means: 'No, it is not thus.' 'No,
this is not all.' 'No there is much more to Brahman than this or thus.'
(SSS-III) (SB Canto 7:7-23)
- Nidarsan: evidence (SSS-III) evidence, witness (SSS-III)
Practising the path laid down (RRV-2).
- Nirodha: Control, restraint, cessation
- Nirguna: Without qualities, attributeless
Jnani: knower of the attributeless (SSS-IV)
- Nirvana: Freedom, liberation from cycle of
birth and death.
- Nirvikalpa Samadhi: The superconscious
state where there is no mind. Nirvikalpa is like water without
waves or ripples.
'Are we not at peace, when one thought ceases and another does not
rise? You have to watch that moment, be one with that moment and get
fixed in that, so that, there is ceaseless continuous peace; thoughts
arise and die as ripples on water; you have to look at the water,
rather than the ripples. Neglect the waves, watching the water'.
'The person who takes up the process of
meditation lands into a state of Nirvikalpa some time or other though
it is a very difficult state to attain. Even a Karmayogi or a Bhaktha
touches this stage time and again in the most natural way, and knows
fully what it is. Therefore, he can remember it and bring it back into
experience, and feel the joy of continuous communion with God' (SSS-III)
- Nishadas: Inhabitants of hills and forests (RRV-13)
Kalyanam. Paccha Thoranam: Perpetual Festivity, perpetually Green. (SSS-II)
Nirabhimana": "permanent ego-lessness" (SSS-II)
- Nivritti: Detachment
Children, born in order to realize the value of
some deposit that they had made with you in the previous life which you
had misappropriated and misused (SSS-III)