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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
- Lakh: Hindi: lâkh: one hundred thousand.
Forty lakhs of warriors. (BV-10)
Aspect dealing with Nirodha, or, Absorption; one of the ten
characteristics of the Purana's. (BV-34)
- Lakshmana: He who takes delight in the
service of God and His Consort. Lakshmana, half-brother of Rama,
together with Satrughna born from Sumitra. (RRV-4) (see also: SB: Canto 6, 8:15)
- Lakshmî: Goddess of happiness; the
eternal companion of the Lord in His Nârâyana-appearance,
remaining in the Vaikuntha-worlds.
- Lanka: Island kingdom ruled by Ravana.
- Lavana: Terrible demon child of Kumbhinasa and Madhu; he was given a trident by
Shiva for penance; killed by Satrughna with help of Rama (RRV2-13b)
(modern Lahore): The capital city of Lava (RRV2-14)
the power to destroy (SSS-III)
- Leela: (Lila): He plays on the stage
that has no boundaries, His movements and activities. (BV-1), (RRV-1), Divine activities; so
shaped that they suit the time, the person, the aspiration and the
compassion which cause each shower of Grace (BV-35), (BV-40). The sport and pastimes, the
adventures of the Lord.
- (Lina) - lIna: mfn. clung or pressed closely
together, attached or devoted to, merged in (loc. or comp.) R. Sarvad.
; sticking Mahi1dh. ; lying or resting on , staying in, lurking, hiding
MBh. Ka1v. &c. ; dissolved, absorbed in (loc. or comp.),
disappeared , vanished S3vetUp. MBh. &c. ; n. the clinging to,
being dissolved or absorbed in, disappearance Pan5car.
- Linga: 'One is as long covered by the subtle
body [the 'linga' of mind, intelligence and false ego in one] indeed as
one is of fruitive activity; from that bondage is there the reversal
[of control from soul to body] and the misery following the being
identified with the illusory of matter' (SB 7:2-47 and B.G.
- Linga(m): Oval form, mostly made from
stone, metal or gold. It is a symbol of creation and of God, who is
without beginning or end. Baba creates lingams inside his body, coming
out of His mouth, mostly at Mahasivarathri, a holy day
dedicated to the worship of S'iva. (SSS-II) The linga is a 'mark' or 'symbol'
representing the merging of the particular in the universal, the
dissolution of the mind (with its agitations, aspirations and
accomplishments that attach and adhere) in the atma-awareness. The wise
realize that the mind and the vast phantasmagoria that it weaves are
all subsumed in the linga, in the beginningless endless ocean of
- Linga(m) means that in which all things merge and out of
which all things emerge. (SSS-III) In the Uttara Gita Krishna says,
that lingam comes from the word lina, which means 'unite'.
The lingam makes it possible to unite the lower self with the higher
self and with God - with Jivatma and Paramatma.
(source: 'Sai Baba, the Man of Miracles' by Howard Murphet)
- Linga(m): 'The Linga is an illustration
of the limitless, formless, beginningless, divine principle' (SSS-III) "The Lingam is that which has neither
beginning nor end, that towards which all beings move, and that in
which all beings merge." (SSS-IV)
- Linga(m): It is the symbol of emergence of the five
primordial elements," He clarified. "The Lingam is the essence of all
attributes and names. It is the formless with form, the nameless with
name, the primal emergent from the Divine (SSS-IV)
- Lingodbhava muhurtha: The auspicious moment
for the exterior manifestation of the symbol of the all-pervasive
Divine Principle (SSS-II)
- Loka: Planet, star, place of residence, living
The Mother of all beings (RRV-13a)
Loka means the World, Pala means he who fosters and protects (BV-39)
Samasthah Sukhino Bhavanthu: May all the Worlds be happy. (RRV-1)
promotion of the welfare and happiness of the entire world (SSS-III) the welfare of mankind (SSS-IV)
Flower; Hindu symbol of beauty, purity and good