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 Bhâgavatam


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  • 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.
  • Raga: Attachment, tunes (RRV2-12b) (SSS-IV)
  • Raga klesha: attachment
  • Raja: ruler; "Yatha raja, thatha praja": As the ruler, so the ruled.  (BV-15)
  • Raghu dynasty: The dynasty in which Râma was born.
  • Rajamatha: 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). 
  • Ramayathi 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)
  • Ramakrishna 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).
  • Rasa: Thick, sweet juice which emerged from the Ocean of Milk (RRV-7b).
  • Rasakrida (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). 
  • Rathi Devi: Goddess of Love (RRV-15).
  • Rathri: Night (SSS-III)
  • 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]
  • Renukâ: de moeder van Parasurâma
  • Rig 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 Veda verses),
    - 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.
  • Romancha 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)
  • Runaputhras: children born in order to recover undischarged loans given by them to the man who has now come as the father (SSS-III)
  • Rupa: form (BV-10), (BV-36).
  • Ryot: [Hindi: raiyat] In India a peasant or tenant farmer (SSS-II)