Glossary: here the words are collected that in the
Vahinis at this site are explained by Sai Baba, complemented with
glossaries from Bhagavad Gîtâ and S'rîmad
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He was a monster, with no head; his arms were inordinately long; he had
his mouth in the center of his stomach. (RRV2-3b)
Third wife of Dasaratha who gave birth to
Bharatha, half-brother of Rama, (RRV-4), (BV-34). (see also Kaikeyi).
or plantain tree is considered sacred to a form of
Kali. It is often used as decoration during festivals and marriages.
- Kaikeyi: Rama's step-mother (see also Kaika) (BV-34), daughter of the Ruler of the Kekaya Kingdom (RRV-7c) Dasaratha's youngest queen and the mother
of Bharatha. She called for Rama's exile.
- Kaitabha: Born from ear-wax of Vishnu;
brother of Madhu.
- Kaivalya: Beautitude (BV-44), Liberation (SSS-II)
The robe of Shirdi Sai (SSS-II)
- Kalâ: a portion of, part of an
expansion. E.g. Balarâma is Krishna's first (plenary) expansion and
Vishnu is a part, kalâ of that expansion. (BV-30) Fragment. The Lord incarnates in countless ways; He
as an Incarnation of a fragment of His; a Kalaa (see also Amsa en Yugavathar).
- Kâla: eternal Time, cosmic time. The
impersonal visible aspect of Krishna. That what moves the material
energy. Consecution of moments in relation to the sun, the moon and the
stars, known by the rotation of the earth (see
- Kali: The Kali spirit of the age of wickedness (BV-10). Kali or wickedness can have
sway only through 1) the incompetence of the ruler, 2) the loss of
self-reliance among the people and 3) the decline in the earning of
Grace, (BV-15), the spirit of the Age of
- Durgâ: the personified material energy and wife of Lord
Name of the huge serpent Krishna fought with and at the end blessed by
incarnation, at the end of the last of the four ages,
who annihilates all the remaining atheists.
- Kalpa: Age (BV 36). A day according to the time-calculation of
wish-fulfilling tree (SSS-III)
Kalpataru: 'wishtree of graciousness'
Mantap: A structure raised for the purpose
of auspicious events or functions (SSS-IV)
- Kama: Endeavour, moral desire; one of the Four
Goals of Human Life together with Dharma, Artha, Moksha (Righteousness,
Welfare and Liberation), (RRV-5), (Leela Kaivalya Vahini).
- Kamadhenu: Divine cow granting all wishes. [SB,
Tree sacred to Laksmi.
- Kamandalu: Water-pot (RRV-7b), a waterpot usually carried by sages for performing
a demoniac king of the Bhoja dynasty and maternal uncle of Krishna.
Acts done with intent to gain the fruits thereof (Dharma Vahini).
a nickname of Krishna
- Kaanda (Kanda): The three sections of the
Veda's: Karma, Upasana and Jnana: 'The first one deals with Karma,
which is the most voluminous and the second, shorter in size, is called
Upasana or Worship. The third or the Jnana section is the Upanishad
literature, which is shorter still, the Vedantha or the Consummation of
Vedic discipline'. (SSS-II) Kanda means water, an
expanse of water (RRV-1)
and Intane: I am with you, before your
eyes, behind your back, by your side, in your home. (SSS-II)
of the Lord who expounded sânkhya-yoga, the
analysis of matter and spirit, as a means of cultivating devotional
service to the Lord.
Vishnu: The first descend of Him [the avatâra called
Kâranârnavasâyî Vishnu] is the Original Person
[the purusha], who in space-time is the cause of the mind to the
elements of the material ego with its modes of nature and its senses
making for the Universal Form [virat rupa] of the movable and
immovable of the Lord [also called Garbodakasâyî Vishnu ]. (SB,
Vishnu: the expansion of the Lord from whom all material universes
- Karatâla's: Little (hand)bells, also
called kartels, used during kîrtana.
Muni: the father of Lord Kapila.
- Karma: Activity (BV-1) (BV-5). The deeds, words and
thoughts of the persons themselves (RRV-7c) Material activities, for which one incurs
subsequent reactions. Action and its results; universal law of cause
and effect. (see also: SB:10,
[Driven by the modes is he thereupon taking to lives according his
karma, thereby naturally occupied in the performance of fruitive
activities that are of a white a-karma or service in goodness], black
[vi-karma or ill deeds in ignorance] or red nature [regular karma or
work passionate after the profit; compare B.G. 13: 22 and 4: 17] S.B. 4.29:
the principal of right action; (SSS-III) the observance of selfless activity
dedicated to high purpose, and with no tinge of pride or pomp or sense
of ownership so far as the fruits of that activity are concerned (SSS-III).
- Karma Yoga: Attached to God through
unselfish actions, characteristic of bhakti. The path of God realization
through dedicating the fruits of one's work to God.
samsiddhi": Cultivating devotion to God is the best method of
using the week. (BV-29)
Village accountant (SSS-IV)
the younger son of Lord Shiva and Pârvatî; the presiding
deity of warfare.
of the emotion of tenderness, pity and compassion. (RRV-1)
- Kasi: (ancient city of Banares) The holy city on
the sacred Ganga, where Sandepini lived, preceptor (guru-teacher) of
Balarama and Krishna, a pundit from Avanthi (BV-41).
- Kasturi, Narayana: N. Kasturi M.A.,
B.L. (1897-1987) has been Baba's biographer for many decades.
Besides he has also been the translator for Baba's discourses and
writings, editor of Sanathana Sarathi and an elderly devotee at
Prasanthi Nilayam. He is the author of Sathyam Sivam Sundaram - The
Life of Bhagavân Srî Sathya Sathya Sai Baba. [See
also: Reminiscence of Professor
saintly person who was the father of many demigods, including
Lord Vâmanadeva, the Lord's dwarf-brâhmana incarnation.
One of most popular Upanishads because of its clarity and brevity in
expressing mystic truths; contains famous dialogue between Nachikethas
and Yama(râja), God of death.
- Durgâ: the personified material energy and wife of Lord
Name of the club of the Supreme Lord.
the descendants of Kuru who fought against the Pândavas in the
Battle of Kuruksetra
- Kausalya: First wife of Dasaratha who
gave birth to Lord Rama. (RRV-4)
- Kaustubha: Name of a brilliant jewel Lord Krishna wears around His neck. [SB,
3:28-26] [SB 12:11-10]
'the Poet of Poets' (SSS-III)
- Keshava: Name of Krishna: "He with full, soft, long
hair", or sometimes also: "The conqueror of the demon Kes'î", who
threatened Gokula as a mad horse.
- Kes'î: a demon who attacked the
inhabitants of Vrindâvana in the form of a wild horse, but was
killed by Lord Krishna (S.B.
also in Brihad-Bhagavatamrita 3.6.260).
- Khara: Demon chieftain, brother of Surpanakha (RRV2-2).
- Kîrtana: Singing (together) aloud the
names of God.
- Kiskindha: The monkey kingdom ruled by Sugriva (RRV2-4a)
- Klesha: 'suffering', affliction; five kinds: 1. avidya
klesha: ignorance; 2. asthitha klesha:; 3. abhinava
klesha: immaturity; 4. raga klesha: attachment; 5. dwesha
- Kodanda: The name of Râma's bow (RRV2-2) (RRV2-8b)
Who Am I (SSS-IV)
Raju: Baba's grandfather (of His fathers side) (SSS)
- Kosala: The kingdom ruled by Dasaratha (RRV)
one of the seven great sages who were born directly from Lord
- Kripa: Mercy (SSS-II)
- Kripâcârya (Kripa): 'the
teacher with pity' spiritual master of the Kuru-family later on
selected by Emperor Parîkchit as this spiritual master
whom he properly awarded at the Ganges were he had three
horse-sacrifices performed (see S.B.
The shower of Grace (SSS-II)
- Krishna (Krsna): He who attracks everyone;
cowherd, supreme commander, lover, Vedic Monarch, Vishnu Avatar, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead. Literally: Dark, because of His dark
blue-grey coloured skin. Also called Hrsikesha, as master of the
senses. Govinda and Gopala as the protector of the cows. Vâsudeva
as the son of Vasudeva. Yogishvâra: Lord of the Yoga; Hari:
Lord. Yâdavadeva: God of the Yadu's. "He who attracts, draws
the mind towards Him." "To plough, to plant and grow" (SSS-II) Krishna, the Supreme Personality
Godhead appearing in His original, two-armed form. Krishna
in de Game of Order Wiki. [see also Sai
a story by J. Hislop].
Lord Sri Krishna used to wear a necklace of
green beads; a nose ring of pearl, and in His right ear, a ring of
pearls. He wore no shirt or coat; just yellow silk round His waist and
a kerchief wound around the head, or rather thrown carelessly round the
head, one end this way and another end that way. Bhagavan showed, the
way, Krishna used to tie the turban). The peacock feather that is
described by poets and sages was not always worn. It was stuck into the
turban occasionally. Of course, peacocks abounded in Brindavana then,
and are in plenty even today. On His bare chest, there was a mole
that could be clearly seen, an inevitable mark of all Avatars,
including Sai's. - Extract from the Book, SRI SATHYA SAI ANANDADAAYI.
- Krishna-Caitanya: Another name for
Lord Caitanya Mahâprabhu.
- Krishna Janmashtami (or Krishna Jayanti):
Celebration of the Birthday of (Janmashtami) Krishna (August-Sept.) (SSS-II) (SSS-III)
Kavirâja: a great Vaisnava spiritual master who recorded the
biography and teaching of Lord Srî Caitanya Mahâprabhu in
Cry of hunger (RRV-6b).
a name of Vidura.
- Kshatriya: A warrior or administrator; the
second Vedic-social order (RRV-8), (RRV-11b).
Ocean of Milk, whereon the Lord reclines on the Serpent-couch. (BV-1)
region (kshetra of dharma: region of righteousness) (Dharmakshetra) (SSS-III)
Vishnu: the expansion of the Lord who enters the heart of every
created being as the Supersoul.
- Kubera: God of Riches (RRV-18). His father was Vishravas and younger half-brother was
a great devotee-king and author of Mukunda-mâlâ-stotra,
prayers to Lord Krishna.
four learned ascetic sons of Lord Brahmâ appearing eternally as
- Kumbhakarna: A brother of Ravana, who
faught against Rama and attained liberation (RRV2-2) (RRV2-6b) (RRV2-8b)
[Next were the two demons as Râvana and Kumbhakarna born from
Kesinî as the sons of Visravâ and gave they misery to all
the people. To relieve them from the curse manifested thereupon
Râmacandra Himself to kill them, but you better hear about the
exploits of Râma from the lips of Mârkandeya, my best. SB: Canto 7- Chapter 1], [SB,
Canto 7, Chapter 10:36,37]
The greatest congregation of human beings on earth.
Every twelve years in Allahabad, sâdhus and pilgrims from all
over India gather at the Trivenî, the confluence of the three
holy rivers Ganges, Yamunâ, and Sarasvatî. At an auspicious
time that assures the worshiper liberation from the cycle of birth and
death as one enters the sacred waters.
the mother of the Pândavas; an aunt of Lord Krishna.
Lord - Krishna's tortoise incarnation.
the founder of the dynasty in which the Pândavas, as well as
their archrivals, the sons of Dhrtarâstra, took birth.
- Kurukshetra: Baba said that the name
Dharmakshethra was used for the battlefield, wherein the Gita was
taught. Though its real name was 'Kurukshethra', it was referred to as
Dharmakshethra, in the Gita, for, it was the field where Dharma won
over A-dharma, where Right prevailed over Wrong. Indeed, the body of
man is the genuine Dharmakshethra, the battlefield where right fights
with wrong for victory. Ksha means that which suffers kshaya,
through vice; thra means that which recovers by means
of virtue. So, the body which flourishes and perishes through virtue
and vice is the kshethra; it has to be made into a
Dharma-kshethra, by the discovery of the dweller within the body, the
Kshethra-jna, the Atma, the Antharyamin."
Kurukshetra: A holy pilgrimage place going back
to the oldest Vedic times; close to present New Delhi in India. Place
where the war, described in the Mahâbhârata, took place and where
Krishna spoke His Gîtâ to Arjuna. Kurukshetra: 'Field
Kurukshetra: Baba said that everyone is living,
moving, acting and accumulating merit or demerit as a consequence, in
Kurukshetra, for, 'Kuru' means 'to do'. In this process, if the current
of Dharma illumines every moment of life, then the Kurukshetra becomes
- Kusa and Lava: Twin sons of Rama and
Sita (RRV2-13b) (RRV2-14)
grass: Grass that is considered sacred. Sages often sit on Kusha
grass mats when they do their meditation.
Spiritual retreat (SSS-II)
the treasurer of the demigods.