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Bahih
Banaprastha
Basti
Bengali
Bhagavad-Gita
Bhagavatam
Bhakti
Bhakti Yoga
Bhava
Bheda
Brahmamuhurta
Brahmarandhra
Bhrumadhya
Bhuta Siddhi
Brahma
Brahmachari
Brahmacharya
Brahman
Brahma-Sutra
Brahmateja
Brahmin
Brahmo
Buddha
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Bahih - Outward; external.

Banaprastha - The third of the four stages of human life prescribed by the Vedantic scriptures:
1. Brahmacharya---the celibate student stage
2. Garhasthya---the married householder stage
3. Banaprastha---the stage of retirement and contemplation
4. Sannyas---the stage of religious mendicancy


Basti - The purificatory exercise for congested bowels. Bhakta-Devotee.

Bengali - The language spoken by the people of the state of West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh.

Bhagavad-Gita - "The Song of God"---a sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the basic texts of the Vedanta and the Yoga philosophy the other two being Upanisads, and the Brahma-Sutra).

Bhagavatam or Srimad Bhagavatam - A well--known Hindu scripture dealing mainly with the life of Sri Krishna.

Bhakti - Love of God, devotion.

Bhakti Yoga - The path of devotion followed by dualistic worshippers.

Bhava - Feeling.

Bheda - Difference; piercing.

Brahmamuhurta - The period from 3 to 6 a.m. intended for Yoga-Abhyasa.

Brahmarandhra - An aperture in the crown of the head

Bhrumadhya - The space between the eyebrows.

Bhuta Siddhi - Control over elements.

Brahma - The Creator God; the First of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Vishnu (Preserver) and Siva, or Shiva (Destroyer).

Brahmachari - A celibate student devoted to the practice of spiritual discipline; one who follows the first stage of life. See ashrama.

Brahmacharya - Celibacy. The first of the four stages of human life prescribed by the Vedantic scriptures:
1. Brahmacharya---the celibate student stage
2. Garhasthya---the married householder stage
3. Banaprastha---the stage of retirement and contemplation
4. Sannyas---the stage of religious mendicancy

Brahman - Godhead. The Absolute, the Supreme Reality, the Ultimate Reality, Truth or the Self of the Vedanta Philosophy are also used interchangeably for Brahman; See Sat-Chit-Ananda.

Brahma-Sutra - One of the three sacred texts of the Vedanta and the Yoga philosophy (the other two being the Upanisads, and the Bhagavad-Gita),in which its author Badarayana-Vyasa compiles together the leading concepts of Vedanta in an orderly manner.

Brahmateja - The glow that surrounds a holy person.

Brahmin - The priestly caste of the four castes in the Hindu Society.

Brahmo - Member of the Brahmo Samaj, a theistic organization of India founded by Raja Rammohan Roy.

Buddha - Prince Siddhartha or Shakyamuni---the founder of Buddhism. Lit. one who is enlightened.


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