Tag Archives: Sanskrit

Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy (1)

The “page” titled Sanskrit Terms of Spiritual Philosophy contains all installments. Sanskrit Pronunciation Key a = “a” in “mica” á = “a” in “father” c = “ch” in “channel” e = “e” in “cachet” ae = “ai” in “kaiser” i … Continue reading

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A Universal Answer to an American Question on Mystical Feelings

“When do you have the mystical feelings? During shower or when you are shaving?” A Sufi of the Mevlevi order was asked this question by an American journalist during an interview. I don’t know the exact English words of the … Continue reading

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Ideation

English dictionaries define ideation as the process of forming ideas. This word is not very popular in the English language. For reasons that I cannot fathom, the word “ideation” acquired negative connotations in the English language. The Sanskrit word “bhava” … Continue reading

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Online Sanskrit Dictionaries

http://spokensanskrit.de/  (this is the best online Sanskrit dictionary) http://sanskritdocuments.org/dict/dictall.txt  (simple text file but useful…it is not alphabetical) http://sanskritdocuments.org/dict/ (lists many resources) http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/macdonell/

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Deep interest but no strong urge to visit

I visited Rumi’s shrine in Konya in 2010. It was my first visit and I was 50 years old. I grew up in Turkey and I have always been interested in Sufism but I was never able to bring myself … Continue reading

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Zero

Symbols for zero appeared in many cultures Before Common Era (BCE). The philosophical conception of zero, however, is usually attributed to the Indian philosophy. The evidence is in the Sanskrit language. The Sanskrit word “shunya” meaning “emptiness” or “void” was … Continue reading

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Baba’s Istanbul Discourses (2): Beware of Dogma

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti visited Istanbul in 1979. I was a third year student in Boğaziçi University at that time and I did not know about him. He gave 3 lectures in English on September 14 and 15 in 1979.  I … Continue reading

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Baba Nam Kevalam

Baba Nam Kevalam Baba  : the Beloved,  the affectionate way to address the Parama Purusha (God, Cosmic Consciousness) Nam : Name Kevalam : all that exists, all there is The explanation from Ananda Marga web site is: Baba means “my most … Continue reading

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Dharma

Definitions from the Web basic principles of the cosmos; wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn the principle that orders the universe; one’s conduct in conformity with such a principle; one’s obligation in respect to one’s position in society; the teachings of the Buddha; one’s path … Continue reading

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Psychic Pabula

Pabulum (from the Latin) means food; psychic pabula (pl.) means “mental food” or “mental objects.” Abhoga in Sanskrit is the proper term to describe this concept. The term “psychic pabula” is not comprehensive enough but it is the nearest English/Latin … Continue reading

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