Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Unmani Avastha - Mindless
state of Yogins. Impression of action that remains in the mind.
Upanisads or Upanishads
- One of the three sacred texts of the Vedanta and the Yoga philosophy (the
other two being the Brahma-Sutra, and the Bhagavad-Gita), Upanisads are
the concluding portions or the culmination of the Vedas. One hundred and
eight Upanisads exist, each ranging in length from a few verses to several
hundred verses---of these ten are considered to be the principal Upanisads.
These are: Katha, Isha, Kena, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Taittiriya, Aitareya,
Chandogya, and Brihadaranyaka.
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