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Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Om - According to the Vedas, the most sacred of all words, out of which emanated the universe. The symbol of both the personal God and the Brahman or Absolute. Om is regarded by Hindus as the greatest mantra being of incalculable spiritual potency.
Ojas - Spiritual energy.
Oordhvareto - Yogi-The Yogi in whom the seminal energy flows upwards.
Padma - Lotus; Chakra; a name for the plexus.
Parama - Supreme.
Paramatma - The Supreme Soul or Brahman
Pingala - The Nadi that runs on the right side of Sushumna Nadi.
Poorna - Full.
Prakriti - Primordial Nature, which in association with Purusha, creates the universe.
Prana - The vital breadth, which sustains life in a physical body; the primal energy or force, of which other physical forces are manifestations.
Pranayam - Control of the prana, or the vital breath. One of the eight limbs of Patanjali's Yoga system; consists of certain breathing exercises that should be practised under the supervision of an experienced teacher, and only by those who lead an absolutely chaste life.
Prasad or prasadam - Food or drink that has been offered to the Deity; also the leavings of a superior's meal.
Pratyahara - Withdrawing the senses from objects.
Pratyakshatva - Direct perception.
Pravrajika - Pronounced prav-ra-jika. Title of a Hindu nun. See Sannyasini.
Prema - Divine love.
Prerana - Inner goading.
Puraka - Inhalation.
Purana - Hindu mythology.
Purusha - The eternal Conscious Principle of the Samkhya Philosophy, the Absolute.
Purusakara - Self-reliance.
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