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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Bhavam Tad Bhavathi: As you think so you become (Discourse: God is the Indweller)
the descendants of Yadu, in which dynasty Lord Krishna appeared.
- Yaga: onetime sacrifice like the Aswamedha sacrifice. (BV-4),
- Yajña: Sacrifice, holy ritual, (BV-10), (BV-16), sacrificial rite (RRV-6a) (RRV2-3) Yajña: a
name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the goal and enjoyer of all
Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba about yajna:
‘yajna’ means sacrifice; that is the primary purpose of the yajna. You
sacrifice riches, comfort, power (all that promotes the ego) and merge
in the Infinite. That is the attainment and the end. Yajnas are useful
because they support the ideal of sacrifice, and condemn acquisition.
They emphasise discipline, rather than distraction. They insist on the
concentration of the mind, the tongue and the hand on Godhead. Cynics
count the bags of grain and the kilograms of ghee, and ask for more
bags and kilograms of contentment and happiness in return! The effects
of yajna on the character and the consciousness cannot be measured or
weighed in metres or grams. It is immeasurable, though actual and
experienceable. The grain and ghee offered in the sacred fire to the
accompaniment of Vedic formulae give thousandfold returns; they will
cleanse and strengthen the atmosphere all over the world." (Divine
Discourse, Dasara, Oct 7, 1970.)
The Person who accepts the Yajna (SSS-II)
- Yaksha: Ogress
Female ogress (RRV-6b).
... non-violence, honesty, celibacy and non-acceptance of gifts. Baba
says, "This is the meaning usually given to this word. But I would say
that Yama is really the giving up of attachment to the body
and the senses." (SSS-IV)
- Yamarâja: the demigod in charge of death
and the punishment of sinful living entities.
a great Vaishnava spiritual master.
the foster mother of Lord Krishna.
a name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the son of
dharmasthatho jayah": "Where there is Dharma, there victory is
the king who, because of his lust, was cursed by Sukrâcârya
to prematurely accept old age.
- Yoga: Conquest of the senses, union of body, mind
and soul, and with God (RRV-6b).
Postures prescribed by yoga (SSS-IV)
- Yoga-sûtra: analytic scripture by Patanjali on the ins and outs of the
yoga philosophy, concentrating on the astanga yoga-system: the eightfold yoga.
Acquisition and maintenance of welfare (SSS-III)
Dialogues between Rama and the Preceptor (Vasishta), also referred to
as the Ramagitha. (RRV-5).
a name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the supreme master of all
- Yogi: A trenscendentalist who is striving for
union with the Supreme.
- Yojana: Nine miles (approx. 13 kilometer) (RRV-6b). Measures of distance (SB: C5, Chapter 16)
the eldest Pândava, who Lord Krishna established as emperor of
the entire earth.
- Yuga: Ages in the life of a universe,
occurring in a repeated cycle of four. Era or age. There is a cycle of
four yugas: Satya (Kritha), Treta, Dvapara and Kali. Together, the four yugas comprise 4.320.000
years. The present age is the Kali-yuga. (BV-30) "Period, age." One of four ages which chart the duration of
the world according to Hindu thought. They are: Satya (or Kritha),
Treta, Dvapara and Kali. In the first period, dharma reigns supreme,
but as the ages revolve, virtue diminishes and ignorance and injustice
increases. At the end of the Kali Yuga, which we are in now, the cycle
begins again with a new Satya Yuga. It is said in the Mahabharata that during the Satya Yuga all are brahmins, and the color
of this yuga is white. In the Treta Yuga, righteousness decreases by
one-fourth and men seek reward for their rites and gifts; the color is
red and the consciousness of the kshatriya, sovereignty, prevails. In
the Dvapara Yuga, the four varnas come fully into existence. The color
is yellow. In the Kali Yuga, the color is black. Righteousness is
one-tenth that of the Satya Yuga. True worship and sacrifice cease, and
base, or shudra, consciousness is prominent. Calamities, disease,
fatigue and faults such as anger and fear prevail. People decline and
their motives grow weak.
- Yugavathar: The Lord incarnates
in countless ways: He comes to close an epoch and inaugurate another- a
Yugavathar .... but, the story of the Yugavathar alone is worth perusal
for the Advent is to restore Dharma and moral life. The story of all
the rest is but a story of distress and despair. (see also Amsa and
Kalaa and Avathara). (BV-30). The four incarnations of
the Supreme Lord that appear in the four yugas, or millenniums, to
prescribe the appropriate method of spiritual realization for that age.
- Yukthi: Means of attainment (BV-39). Means of attainment (BV-39).
- Yuvaraja: Heir-apparent, crown-prince (RRV-9) (RRV-10a), (RRV-10b), (RRV-12).
Room for women. (RRV-4)