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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
- Qualities, positive, six: The six positive
qualities are enthusiasm in practicing devotional service, firm faith
in devotional processes, a strong desire to attain prema-bhakti,
a favorable service attitude, avoidance of non-devotees, and
appreciation of the company of devotees. [see also: six methods of association]
- Radha: Is the adhar (basis) for the dhara
(continuous stream) of aradh (worship). That is to say, Radha is the
created universe which has to be used by man for discovering the
Divinity immanent in it, the Divinity that is revealed as beauty, truth
and goodness, as Sath Chith and Ananda, as Sathyam Sivam and Sundaram. (SSS-II) Eternal companion of Krishna, personal form
of His inner happiness-energy. She embodies the perfect love and
devotion to the Lord.
Attachment, tunes (RRV2-12b) (SSS-IV)
ruler; "Yatha raja, thatha praja": As the ruler, so the ruled. (BV-15)
- Raghu dynasty: The dynasty in which Râma
The Queen-Mother (RRV-10b).
- Rajasic: Passion. (BV-33)
- Rajo Guna: The quality of passion (active) (SSS-I).
- Rakshasas: Demons, ogres and the like, (RRV-1), demons and demoniac powers (RRV-6a), Ogres (BV-34), People with demonic
tendencies (RRV-6b), an ogre enjoined by Kamsa (BV-39), warrior-demons (RRV2-1)
- Râma: Source of Bliss. (RRV-Inner Meaning), the Principle which
attracts- and endears through that attraction - the disparate elements
in Nature; name of Lord Krishna, which means "source of all joy" (RRV-1), "he who pleases", name given by Vasishta to the Lord, born
as the son of Kausalya and Dasaratha (RRV-4), Crest-jewel of the Raghu Dynasty (RRV2-1). (RRV2-2) This is the purpose for
which I have come. The fostering and protection of the good and the
godly, the destruction of the wrong and evil that threaten the peace
and welfare of the world, the promotion of righteous behavior and
activities ... these will proceed from now on".
- Ramachandra: Ramacandra is, as the
name indicates, as the Moon, which repels the burning heat and restores
coolness and comfort to all. He removes the pain caused by hate,
malice, greed and envy (RRV-9), (RRV-11b), (RRV-12).
ithi Rama: He who gives joy is Rama.The joy in the devoted heart is
the joy that pleases the Lord. The joy of the Lord is the reward that
the devoted heart seeks. (SSS-II)
Paramahamsa: (1836-1886) Revered and Christline Indian master.
Celebrated mystic; mastered all types of Hindu yoga and also Christian
and Islamic practices. Swami Vivekananda took his message of universal
religion to the west. Married to Saradhadhvee.
- Ramâyana: (the path of Rama): the epos
about the avatara Sri Rama, who in his youth was exiled into the forest
with Sita, His wife, who battled against Râvana, a ten-headed
demoniac ruler. (see Links).
Thick, sweet juice which emerged from the Ocean of Milk (RRV-7b).
(Rasa Kreeda): The Raasa Dance of Krishna, with the cowherd maids
(the Gopis) of Brindavan, (BV-10); when Krishna danced in the
moonlight, with the maids, each maid having a concrete Krishna by her
side (BV-35), (BV-36).
Devi: Goddess of Love (RRV-15).
- Rathotsavam: (Chariot Festival) at
Prasanthi Nilayam is a tradition that goes back to the early 1950's.
This festival marks the beginning of the Birthday Celebrations of
Bhagavâan S'rî Sathya Sai Baba. On this day, the students
of Bhagavân, chanting Vedic hymns and singing Bhajans, lead a
procession with the idol of Lord Krishna on a rath (chariot) and the
idols of Lord Râma, Lakshmana and Mother Sîtâ on a
palanquin from Sai Kulwant Hall to the Old Mandir, or what is now the
Kalyana Mantapam, in the village of Puttaparthi. After worship is
offered to the deities, the idols of Râma, Lakshmana and
Sîtâ return to the Mandir. Later, in the evening, the idols
are taken out in a procession in the village of Puttaparthi, amidst
joyous celebration by the villagers.
- Râvana: Ten-headed demoniac ruler
during the time of Lord Rama. (BV-33). Rakshasa Emperor at Lanka (RRV2-2)
[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]
de moeder van Parasurâma
Veda: The collection of mantras or hymns in praise of Gods.
The term Rg Veda can apply to the Gods who are praised (Leela Kaivalya Vahini).
- Rishis (rshis): Sages (RRV-1), (RRV-6a), (RRV-6b)
- Ritviks: Reciters of hymns (RRV-6b), the Vedic scholars who officiated as priests (RRV-7a), priests who have specialised in ritual lore (RRV-7c).
The state of being a ritvij or priest; there are four of them:
- the hotâ priest (the one offering oblations and singing the Rig
- the brahma priest (supervising the proceedings),
- the adhvaryu priest (who chant the Yayur-mantras and prepares the
sacrifice by arranging the sacrificial ground, the altar, etc.),
- and the udgâtâ priest (singing the Sâma-veda hymns)
(see S.B. 9.11: 2).
- The three forms of sacrifice are constituted by the three Vedas which
provide for the verses used by the offerings of the hotâ, the
advaryu and the udgâtâ priest.
Kari: exhilarating (SSS-III)
- Ruksharaj (Ruksha): The Creator, Brahma,
created a monkey form. It was endowed with great might; but, it was
ever wayward in movements and activities. So, Brahma named it
Ruksharaj; when it demanded to be told where it should reside, Brahma
directed, 'Live in the forest, for, there you can move as your
waywardness dictates. And, when you catch a Rakshasa, kill him and save
the area from his misdeeds' (RRV2-4a)
children born in order to recover undischarged loans given by them to
the man who has now come as the father (SSS-III)
form (BV-10), (BV-36).
- Ryot: [Hindi: raiyat] In India a peasant or tenant