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Vedanta Dictionary

Vedanta Dictionary

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Vedanta Dictionary
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[N.B. the numbers quoted taper to pares in the translation]  Akarmasheshaha: Not ancillary to Karmas (rituals) enjoined (1)  Angaangitaa: Relation between the principal and the subservient. No such relation is sought to be enjoined between meditation and Karma or between the meditations on the differentiated and the undifferentiated (Brahman)
 (31)  Ajnaanam: Misapprehension, (3); absence of right Knowledge (3,12,50).  Animaadyaishwaryam: Perfections (siddhis) which accrue from the meditation on the nature of Hiranyagarbha (38)  Adrishtam (Phalam): fruit of Vedic Karma to be repeated in the other world (1, 2)  Adhikaaraha: Suitable quantification or capability (3,4)  Adhikaara vidhaha: Those who are the authorities in determining the qualifications needed for the performance of Karmas (2).  Adhidaivataatmaa: Of the nature of the presiding deity (45).  Adhyastam: Superimposed by ignorance (5)  Adhyaatma puricahedaha: limitation due to connection with the body (45).  Anadhikaaraprayoajaka dharmaaha: Din qualifying defects (2)  Anuvaadaha: Merely repeating what is already known in order to reveal its relation with the sequel; teaching nothing new (22)  Anritam: false appearance (5)  Antahkaranam: The inner psychic organ in its four aspects of manas (thinking aspect), buddhi (intellect), chitta (awareness or memory), ahaikaara (egoity). In this Upanishad manas refers to its aspect of thinking on distant objects (15)
 Aparabrahma: The lower Brahman, ‘Hiranyagarbha’ (41)
  Abhidheyam: The subject proposed to be taught (4)  Amritam: (a) Immortality, the Highest Goal of life viz. release from trans migratory existence involving repented births and deaths
(49); (b) Relative immortality, such as oneness with the gods or dissolution in Prakriti, (34,40,48,49).  Avaantaraphalam: The internal fruit which is not predominant (31)  Avidyaa: (a) Nascence or misconception of Atman (12,24,26); (b) Karma which is other than vidyaa (meditation). (30.31,32); (c) The undifferentiated seed of the world. In is used in this last sense only in this Bhaashya, and nowhere else in any other Bhaashya ascribed to Shankara. (36)  Avidyaakaaryam: The effect of Avidyaa such as delusion and grief (24)  Avyktam: The subtle, potential state of the differentiated world; Brahman as presiding over it (22)  Avyaktaadisthaavaraamtaani: From Brahman up to immovable creatures (22).  Avyaakritam: The undifferentiated form of the world, Avyaakrita (35,36,38,40)  Asuraaha: beings hampered by desires of the fruits of their Karma (12)  Aagamaha: Teaching handed down by successive series of teachers and disciples (32)  Aatmaa: (a) oneself (6,8,); (b) the real Self of all beings (1,2,3,5,7,10-12,14,17,18,20,21,23,26,27).  Aatmachaitanyam: The consciousness of Ataman (15)  Aatma Chaitanyaabhaasaha: The reflection or semblance of the Pure consciousness of Atman, (15).  Aatma jnaananishthaa: Being devoted to the Intuitive knowledge of the self (8).  Aatma tattwam: The real nature of Atman, (14,16,20)  Aatmaswaroopa nishthaa; Aatmaswaroopaavasthaanam: Staying in the intrins
ic nature of the self, who is one’s real self (27).
  Aatmaikatwar vijnaanam: The Intuition of the Absolute oneness of the Self without a second (3,29).  Aadityamandalastham Brahma: Hiranyagarbha (Brahman) who resides in the sun (43).
 Aapekshikamamritam: Relative immortality, not Absolute Release (51)  Aapyam: That which is to be reacted by going; one of the four varieties of the fruit of Karma (2)  Aabhaasaha: App earing like another thing, refection, the brilliance of Atman appearing in the mind it is also called
‘Chidaabhaasa’ (15)
 Eshwaraha: The lord, the real Self of all (26) Eshwarabhaavanaa, Eshwaraatmabhaavanaa: contemplating on the real nature of everything as Atman (5,7). Utpaadyam: That which is to be produced; one of the four varieties of the fruit of Karma (see Aapyam above)
 (2) Upaadhihi: Conditioning associate which serves to distinguish something without being its actual characteristic (15) Eshanaatrayam: The three fold desire which binds one to mundane life (5,10, 27,41). Oupaadhikam: That life which is brought about by an associate or adjunct (5). Kartrutivabhoakrutwaadi: The characteristics of the transmigratory soul, such as being an agent and experiencer of the fruit of action (2). Karma: (a) Vedic ritual such as the Agnihoatra (1,2,9) (b) Any action (34). Karmanishthaa: Devotion to the performance of Vedic Karma (10,28). Karmasheshata: Being subservient to Karma (1) Kaama Karma beejam: (a) Grief and delusion as the seed of desire and action (24); (b) the undifferentiated Prakriti Avidyaa (36)
 [Note: This equation of Prakriti with Avidyaa is not to be found in any other Bhaashya ascribed to Shankara] Kaaryabrahma: The effect Brahman, otherwise known as  Aparabrahman (lower Brahman), Hiranyagarbha residing in Brahmaloaka (36,38). Karamanam: The potential seed four of the world, Avyaakrita (38)

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