Atma Darshan and Atma Nirvritti

Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon

(1883-1959)

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Atmananda Krishna Menon

Contents, Glossary

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Contents

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Glossary

Approximate meaning of Sanskrit terms, arranged in the order in which they first appear in the text

Atma
The real Self.
Atma Darshan
Literally, perception of the Real Self. In the context, it means Self-realisation. It may also mean the means of Self-realisation.
Advaita
Non-dualism.
Jiva
Individual soul; or apparent "I".
Sat
Life absolute.
Chit
Knowledge absolute.
Ananda
Bliss absolute.
Satva
Thought turning towards Atma (Self).
Avidya
Wrong knowledge.
Vidya
Right knowledge.
Nirvikalpa Samadhi
The state in which mind becomes merged in Consciousness for while and there is deep peace.
Rasa
Unbroken peace and harmony.
Prana
Vital energy.
Swarupa
That which maintains the identity of thing, the background of phenomenal attributes.
Samvit
Consciousness.
Buddhi
Intellect.

 

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