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Vaishnava
Vairagya
Vajra
Vak
Vedanta
Vedantist
Vedas
Virat
Virya
Vishnu
Vishuddha
Vritti
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Vaishnava - Member of an dualistic sect of India.

Vairagya - Renunciation; dispassion.


Vajra - Adamantine; firm.

Vak - Speech.

Vedanta - A 2500 years old philosophy from India based on Vedas. See What is Vedanta?.

Vedantist - A follower of the principles of Vedanta.

Vedas - The ancient and most sacred scriptures of Hinduism that date back to 2500 B.C. There are four Vedas: Rig, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva.

Virat - The Spirit in the form of the universe; the All pervading Spirit.

Virya - Seminal power; energy.

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

Vishuddha - Laryngeal plexus at the base of the throat.

Vritti - Mental function.


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