Glossary – Teachings of Great Sages and Gurus of India

  • Bhagavad

    ~~~ Holy, Divine, Godly [caption id="attachment_2055" align="alignnone" width="300"]Bhagavad Bhagavad[/caption]
  • Bhagavan

    ~~~ God, Lord Bhagavan
  • Bhajan

    Devotional Song. A Bhajan is any type of Indian devotional song. It has no fixed form: it may be as simple as a mantra or kirtan or as sophisticated as the dhrupad or kriti with music based on classical ragas and talas. It is normally lyrical, expressing love for the Divine. The Dhrupad style, Sufi qawwali and the kirtan are related to bhajan. Bhajans by Kabir, Mirabai, Surdas, Tulsidas and a few others are considered to be classic.

  • Bhakti

    Devotion to God; Intense Love for God. Bhakti
  • Bodha

  • Boominatheswara

    Name of Lord Siva as consecrated in Thiruchuli.
  • Brahmachari

    ~~~ Swami Chinmayanda says that this word has been misunderstood and misused. It is usually taken to be one who is celibate. But the real meaning is : One who is in touch with his Real Self, who has good control of his mind and senses and is equanimous under all circumstances.
  • Brahman

    The Almighty, All-Pervading, Omniscient, Immutable, Blissful Self, Truth, Reality. [caption id="attachment_2969" align="alignnone" width="300"]Brahman Brahman[/caption]
  • Buddha

    ~~~ The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one".The usual pronunciation "Booda" by non-Hindus and non-Buddhists is  wrong. You should learn the correct pronunciation from a Hindu or a Buddhist. Sri Gautama Buddha also Siddhartha, is an Enlightened Hindu Sage of India who offered his guidance and teachings which are now called the present day Buddhism. [caption id="attachment_3318" align="aligncenter" width="250"]Buddha Buddha[/caption]
  • Buddhi

    Mind; Intellect

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