Glossary – Teachings of Great Sages and Gurus of India

  • Kama

    Kama pronounced Kaama is Cupid and the ‘Killer of Kama’, is Siva Himself. The legend is as follows. Kama disturbed Siva engaged in tapas, and this ended in his being reduced to ashes by the wrathful stare from Siva’s third eye, the eye of wisdom.
  • Karma

    Karma means action, work or deed.  Karma also stands for the consequences of a mental or physical activity. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Karma denotes the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. It refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and future suffering.

  • Karma-Yoga

    It is discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection. Karma yoga is described as acting in accordance with one's duty (dharma) without consideration of personal self-centered desires, likes or dislikes. One acts without being attached to the results of one's deeds.
  • Kosa

    Sheath; Layer.
  • Krishna

    ~ Krishna: A supreme deity, worshipped in Hinduism, the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu, and same as Lord Vishnu, one of the Trimurti (three great forms of God - the other two being Lord Shiva and Brahma (Creator)). Krishna guides Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita known as the Song of God. Krishna
  • Kriya

    Work; Action
  • Kundalini

    Kundalini is a primal energy, or shakti. Different spiritual traditions teach methods of "awakening" kundalini for the purpose of reaching spiritual enlightenment.

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