Glossary – Teachings of Great Sages and Gurus of India

  • wisdom-sacrifice

    Wisdom-Sacrifice is the sacrifice (homa) wherein the idea of Brahman (the Self) is substituted for the ideas of the instrument, other accessories of action, the idea of action itself and its results. By having such an idea the whole action melts away.

  • Woman~and~Gold

    Note: Re 'woman and gold' When speaking to women, Sri Ramakrishna warned them against purusha-kanchana, or "man and gold." Gauri Ma, one of Ramakrishna's prominent women disciples, said: "[Ramakrishna] has uttered this note of warning, against gold and sensuality, against a life of enjoyment, but surely not against women. Just as he advised the ascetic-minded men to guard themselves against women's charms, so also did he caution pious women against men's company. The Master's whole life abounds with proofs to show that he had not the slightest contempt or aversion for women; rather he had intense sympathy and profound regard for them."

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