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Definitions of Words or Sounds …

The following list is not intended as a comprehensive list of words or sounds and is not intended as the one and only true definition, but merely as context for their use on this site.

 

Ai ko yo great shining light of wisdom, enlightenment, empowerment
Amen declared with divine air and breath, so be it
Asana the Sanskrit term used in yoga to mean poses.
Bija mantra seed mantra or sound
Brahman the source of all living things in this universe; the ground of all reality and existence. Brahman is uncreated, external, infinite and all-embracing. It is the ultimate cause and goal of all that exists. It is One and it is All. All beings emanate from Brahman; all beings will return back to the same source. Brahman is in all things and it is the true Self (atman) of all beings.
Buddha the awakened one, the enlightened one
Buddhahood the state of spiritual enlightenment
Daianshin great spiritual peace
Ei ei ki harmony
Gassho prayer position
Hado vibrations of love and peace
Ho ah ze ho ne connection to the universe and its origins through space and time
Infinity flowing of creation
Kikou healing breath, an ancient healing technique that is a unique combination of mindful targeted breathing, simple flowing movements, and restful poses. These gentle exercises, handed down for centuries by traditional Chinese doctors, are designed to harness your body’s own natural healing abilities.
Kyo sutra, the voice or teaching of a Buddha, also, sound, rhythm, or vibration
Lakshmi principle of abundance, feminine force of creative energy and prosperity in all its forms
Love the deepest compassion that springs from the knowledge that all matter emanates from the same source, that all is connected and therefore sacred; the deepest desire for joy, peace, and wellness for all beings because given the knowledge of oneness we understand that is what is necessary to experience joy, peace, and wellness for ourselves; the deepest reverence, a profound respect, for the unique representations of energy in our universe that allow us to see and appreciate the beauty and purpose of all things.
Maha karuna great compassion
Mai yur ma gateway to the soul
Mantra sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation
Maya measurement, although translated frequently as illusion because what you are trying to measure is eternity, or the infinite, and in the measurement of the infinite you create the concept of time and you give birth to the relative universe.
Meditation internal state of relaxed awareness
Myoho mystic law, essence of life
Nam to devote oneself
Namaha I offer, or we offer
Namashivaya five sacred elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space

  • Na … earth
  • Ma … water
  • Shi … fire
  • Va … air
  • Ya … space
Namaste the divine in me honors the divine in you
Noosphere world of thought, a theoretical stage of evolutionary development, associated with consciousness, the mind, and personal relationships (often with reference to the writings of Teilhard de Chardin)
Om vibration or sound of the origins of the universe
Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhi Dhi Dhi invocation to wisdom, amidst the chaos, everything is pure by nature.
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha removing of obstacles; salutations to the remover of obstacles. This sound formula assists us in the removal of obstacles. In order for that to happen there is no need to know the exact nature of the hindrances. Just the awareness and recognition that there are obstacles and then chanting this mantra with the intention for resolve is enough. This mantra unifies us within. When there is oneness there are no obstacles. This mantra is also used for the beginning of any endeavor. Whenever we start anything anew we can bless the project with the energy of Ganesh through this mantra. Gum is the seed sound for Ganesh. Ganapati is another name for Ganesh – the Remover of Obstacles and the God of Oneness/Unity. Yei is a sound that activates shakti/energy.
Om Kama Pujitayei Namaha sacred love-making; salutations to divine worship in the form of love making. You can use this mantra to bring more sacredness into love-making. Chanting it with each other before the act of love making will bring a whole new quality – honoring each other as the goddesses and gods we are.
Om Mani Padme Hum the six syllables perfect the Six Paramitas of the Bodhisattvas:

  • Om … generosity
  • Ma … pure ethics
  • Ni … tolerance/patience
  • Pad … perseverance
  • Me … concentration
  • Hum … wisdom
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya liberation; salutations to the In-dweller who is omnipresent, omnipotent, immortal and divine. This mantra is called the Great Liberation Twelve-Syllable Mantra. It frees our minds and spirits from negative patterns in this life. Regular and consistent practice of this mantra gives us a complete spiritual freedom: it frees us from the cycle of rebirth and helps us realize ourselves as a manifestation of transcendent divinity. It can also help bring in an advanced spiritual soul if chanted by the mother during pregnancy. Vasudeva is the individual aspect of God that dwells inside of us.
Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha joy and bliss; when we tune into Radha – the bliss aspect of the divine – we can experience extreme joy and bliss and this can ultimately lead to the realization of Krishna – of divinity. Radha and Krishna are the divine manifestation of the sacred union of masculine and feminine.
Om Shanti Om peace
Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha healing; salutations to the being and power of the Celestial Healer. This mantra helps us find the right path to healing, or directs us to the right health practitioner. In India it is also commonly chanted during cooking in order for the food to be charged with healing vibrations – either to prevent disease or assist in healing for those who are sick. This mantra can be chanted for any situation that one would like to be healed or remedied. Good to remember and be open to the path of healing not necessarily looking the way we expect it! Dhanvantari is the celestial healer/physician – the patron saint of Ayurveda.
Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha abundance; salutations to that heart centered and great Lakshmi. May you pour forth your blessings upon me. Shreem is the seed sound for the principle of abundance of which the goddess Lakshmi is the personification. Maha means great and this means not only in quantity but also in quality. Abundance – that is in harmony with the divine law. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity – both spiritual and material. Invoking her through her name can bring tremendous creative energy.
Om Zambala Za Len Drah Yeh Soha I pay homage to the god of fortune. Thank you for the wealth of being. Without material comforts humans face difficulty in finding happiness, so this mantra calls for wealth energy to be created. It can help one to find success in work or business.
Perfect  excellent or excellence, although the accepted definition of perfect is to be flawless, here we realize that flaws are not necessarily defects and are subject to many different perspectives … what one considers a flaw, another may consider an improvement.
Prana  Sanskrit term for a form of life energy
Pranayama  breath of life. Yoga breathing exercise that promotes proper breathing to bring more oxygen to the blood and the brain and to control Prana or the vital life energy. Conbined with asanas it is considered the highest form of purification and self discipline, covering both mind and body.
Qigong (chi gong)  energy skill
Reiki  universal life force
Renge  lotus flower, symbolizing the emergence of Buddhahood from within the life of an ordinary person
Seichim  unconditional love
Siddhi  spiritual power or ability
Sutra  a text that fulfils the requisites of brevity, clarity, certainty, and being faultless and comprehensive in meaning
Tam a ra sha balancing factor
Teyata Gate Gate Paragate Para Samgate Bodhi Soha gone, gone, gone far beyond to the awakened state. The path that takes us to enlightenment comprises the six arts of perfection. This mantra helps us to be generous, patient, conscientious, diligent, focused and wise.
Ujjayi  cleansing breath, a diaphragmatic breath, which first fills the lower belly (activating the first and second chakras), rises to the lower rib cage (the third and fourth chakras), and finally moves into the upper chest and throat. The technique is very similar to the three-part Tu-Na breathing found in Taoist Qi Gong practice.

 

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