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Kali
Kaliyuga
Kaivalya
Kama
Kanda
Kamarpukur
Kapila
Karma Yoga
Karma
Kaya
Kirtan
Kripa
Kriya
Krodha
Kshatravirya
Kumbhaka
Kurukshetra
Lakshya
Laya
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Kali - One of the names of the Divine Mother.

Kaliyuga - The last of the four yugas. According to the Hindu mythology, the universe passes through four yugas (cycles or periods): Satya, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali, the first being the Golden Age of truth, virtue, and righteousness that diminishes in each succeeding period, and the last being age of vice and total lack of virtue. The world is considered to be passing now through the Kaliyuga.


Kaivalya - Isolation.

Kama - Passion, desire.

Kanda - The source of all Nadis.

Kamarpukur - The ancestral village of Sri Ramakrishna.

Kapila - The sage who lived before the time of Buddha, is generally regarded as the founder of the Samkhya philosophy, one of the six systems of Indian philosophies.

Karma Yoga - Karma means action, in general, or duty. Karma Yoga is a spiritual discipline, mainly discussed in the Bhagavad Gita, based upon unselfish performance of duty without aspiring for results

Karma - Indriyas-Five organs of action, viz., speech, hands, legs, genitals and anus.

Karma - Action; duty.

Kaya - body.

Kaya - Sampat-Perfection of body.

Kirtan - Devotional music, often accompanied by dancing. Krama-Order.

Kripa - Grace.

Kriya
- Physical action or exercises.

Krodha - Anger.

Kshatravirya - Manliness of a warrior.

Kumbhaka - Retention of breath. kundalini - The spiritual energy lying dormant in all individuals. This energy is manifested by the practice of Yoga discipline.

Kurukshetra - A holy place, 30 miles north of Delhi where during a battle between two clans in ancient India the dialog of the Bhagavad-Gita took place.

Lakshya - Object of concentration.

Laya - Dissolution.





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