Hinduism

Little Glossary

Aum or Om

The first sacred sound of the universe; it is the ultimate and the most sacred Hindu word.

Airavata

In Hinduism, Airavata is a white elephant who carries Lord Indra.

Arati

A traditional Hindu ritual, performed several times a day.

Acharya or Acarya

This word usually refers to a prominent or exemplary spiritual leader.

Ashram or Asram

A place similar to a monastery set up for spiritual development of people, where they can also live.

Avatar

A Divine Incarnation - the state when a Divinity enters into the body of a human being. Lord Krishna is therefore the avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Bhagavad-Gita

Also spelled as Bhagavadgita, is part of Mahabharata, an ancient Indian epic, where Lord Krishna appeared and taught. Bhagavadgita as a book in Mahabharata is a concentration of the most important Krishna's revelations.

Bhairava Asthami

The eighth lunar day of the dark half of (lunar month) Margashirsha (November-December).

Bhajans

Songs in praise of God.

Cintamani

A wish-fulfilling (magical) jewel believed to be supposedly hidden in Shambhala, the base of which was the Hindu Kush.

Darshan

Blessings given to us by a Deity; it may also occur while being in the presence of a holy person.

Devadasis

Devadasis were girls and women dedicated or "married" to a Deity; their main role was to take care of temples and perform rituals - some of them were considered immoral, as they involved sex outside of the traditional concept of marriage.

Ek Devata

Ek Devata is the term meaning "One" in Hinduism and is understood as "One God".

Ganesh

He has also names such as Ganesha, Vinayaka, Ekadanta, Lambodara, Siddhadata, Vighnaraja, Anangapujita, Aumkara, Balachandra, Dhumraketu, Gajakarna, Gajanana, Ganadhyaksha, Ganapati, Ekadanta, Kapila, Lambodara, Pillaiyar, Shupakarna, Sumukh, Vakratunda, Vighnaharta, Vighnesh, Vighneshwara, Vikat... It is the God of wisdom who removes obstacles.

Gunas

There are three major gunas that serve as the fundamental operating principles or "tendencies" of Prakriti (the universal nature): sattva guna, rajas guna, and tamas guna. The three primary gunas are generally accepted to be associated with creation (sattva), preservation (rajas), and destruction (tamas).

Jambavan

Jambavan also known as Jamvanta, Jambavantha, Jambavat, or Jambuvan is King of all bears, a mythological bear in the Indian epic tradition

Jnani

A person who realized the Universal Self.

Kalachakra Tantra - The Hands of Shakti

(No part of the following text may be published elsewhere, as it is very personal. However, this does not pertain to other texts of this website if a link to this source site is included.)

I will give here a completely different (unlike "mainstream" things such as you hear everywhere) notion of Kalachakra - my own empirical insight into the Tantra Wheel. But before I do this, I will explain the term Kalachakra theoretically to make sure that everyone will understand it.

Kalachakra, when translated, means the Wheel of Time, and it is also the term used in Buddhism. Unfortunately, most definitions and explanations of Kalachakra are extremely obscure - in Wikipedia, for example, you will harvest a lot of information, but a sensitive mind will realize that it is to no avail. The explanation of Kalachakra in this (dictionary) part of my website belongs to Hinduism, not Buddhism, and I will try to keep it as brief as possible.

Tantra has always been a secret form of coming to Divinity. (Barbaric Westerners made a "Viagra" of it and deformed it completely.) Believers of mainstream religions pray, participate in poojas, and obey their gurus. On the other hand, some secreted folks believe that mainstream forms of religion are not necessary to follow and they developed techniques that help them - as they believe - to unite with Divinities and to achieve moksha. Unfortunately, most people from the outside world do not know that such an initiation may last a couple of decades. Kalachakra Tantra is the gateway to Knowledge over periods of time.

I have been experiencing paranormal experiences since my early boyhood. That is why I started this website. When I was twenty, I had emigrated from the then Czechoslovakia and experienced something really big that I could not comprehend at that time.

To shed a closer look at my paranormal experiences, I will draw you a picture. For example, on September 7, 2005, my necklace of Ganesh disappeared (although I mysteriously found it after 11 days). On September 7, 2005, it was Ganesh Chaturthi Birthday all over India (a very big festival). With quite a big number of similar paranormal experiences in my bag I already knew that it was not just a coincident or absentmindedness. The year has 365 days, so the probability is 1:365. In November 2008, I met a woman who was born on September 7. This woman is the fourth in line that came to my life (as a sort of friend). Birth dates of the previous three women, who appeared before this fourth one, also match with dates of my other paranormal experiences that had taken place - but much earlier - that is, before I met them.

Furthermore, I believe that with the names of those women I received a very secret code. The first letters of the first names (not surnames) of all four women that came into my life this way (with me having a prediction about them on a paranormal basis many years before) produce the word ZZOM - two Z's give Z svastika (the one pointing to the left, as seen on the picture); the first two women had an equal first name - starting with letter Z (ZZ), equal profession (veterinary nurses, which is unbeliavable), and they appeared in equal time (2001); the other two women appeared gradually, the first letters of the other two women's (first) names produce the Hindu syllable OM (the first name of the last one, born on September 7, starts with letter M) - this is something completely impenetrable for people who have never experienced such things. Z svastika is on this website and it is very, very old.

The word ZZOM does not give me anything comprehensible (people use it mostly as a nickname and it does not appear to have a meaning in most European languages) except for the fact that the word ZOM does. Saraghrar (7349 meters) is the fourth highest independent massif in the Hindu Kush and the instance of the word ZOM is here really frequent. The Buni Zom group, for example, is a prominent mountain area in the Hindu Kush range of Pakistan. There are several dozens peaks and all with the word ZOM in their names (Rinz Ho Zom M, Shachio Kuh Zom, etc.).

But in the year 2001 I did not know all this, so only by going backward in time I can decipher these codes. I think it is very probable that I received a message from Shambhala (ZZOM). Apart from Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, the religion of Bn originated from there, too, and its svastika has always been pointing ONLY to the left. Some Buddhist and Hindu websites say that Cintamani, a wish-fulfilling (magical) jewel, is supposedly hidden in Shambhala, the base of which was the Hindu Kush. And Cintamani is believed to be connected with Lord Ganesha.

It is the Female Light that shines into my life but with the divine aroma. The magical disappearance and appearance of the necklace of Ganesha and other things strongly associate me with Mother Divine - She draws a circle around me, but the "initiation" has not finished yet. This is Kalachakra Tantra (I at least believe that it is).

This is sandha-bhasa (Tibetan: gongpe-ke) - a secret language also referred to as twilight language. Look at my article about 64 Yoginis.

Kirant

Kirant is a group of native people; they were the earliest inhabitants of Nepal.
Mentioned as Kiratas in the Mahabharata epic, they share the Kirant Mundhum pre-Hindu and pre-Buddhist religion.

Kuldevi

Kuladevi or Kuldevi is a (family) goddess traditionally worshipped by a Hindu family. Kuldevi is also a divine guardian of the Rajput men and women and the word may have other meanings too.

Kundalini

It is the energy of "serpent power" associated with our spine. This energy can be awakened by various techniques. The spine looks like a serpent, but there are various conceptions for interpretation of this energy. Ganesh appears to have a key to this power.

Mudra

A spontaneous gesture of the body (with feet, hands, face) that is an expression of spiritual knowledge.

Murti

A representational image of a Divinity (or guru).

Narada

Narada was a divine sage; he plays an important role in a number of the Puranic texts.

Namaste or namaskar

This is how Indians (Hindus) greet themselves.

Nirvikalpa Samadhi

The state of oneness with atman (the self or soul).

Kamadhenu

In Hindu mythology, Kamadhenu was a divine cow believed to be the mother of all cows.

Loka

Loka in Sanskrit means "world", "dimension"...

Panjika

Panjika is the Hindu astronomical almanac published in Maithili, Assamese, Bengali and Oriya. In colloquial language it is called a 'panji'. In other parts of India it is called a panchangam.

Pinaki

The name of the divine bow wielded by Lord Shiva. Therefore, Lord Shiva is also known as Pinaki.

Prasad

A Sanskrit term for a food offering to a Deity - usually salt peanuts and fruits.

Puja

An invocation of the Divine, which is made with waving lights, washing and anointing an image of the Divine, and so on. It is a religious ritual done on a variety of occasions (in temples, at home, etc.).

Samadhi

A Sanskrit word that denotes an exalted state of being to which a yogi or a devotee may come with help of meditation and (self)realization.

Samudra manthan

Or The churning of the ocean of milk is one of the most famous mythological episodes described in the Puranas.

Sanskrit

The language of ancient India, which has survived until today, but only as a liturgical language.

Saptha Rishis

Hinduism has many great saints (rishis or sages). The greatest seven among several thousands of such saints are called the Saptha Rishis (Sanskrit: "seven saints"). These seven saints attained the most exalted state of spiritual accomplishment through their penances and yogic exercises. The Sapta Rishis are:

1. Vasishtha
Vasishtha is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of the Rigveda. He and his family are glorified in RV 7.33.

2. Viswamitra (or Vishwamitra or Kowsika)
Vishvamitra was a mythical king also known as Kaushika.

3. Kasyapa (also written as Kashyapa)
Kashyapa was an ancient sage, father of the Devas, Asuras, Nagas, and all humanity.

4. Bharadwaja
It is said that gods found him abandoned as a baby and adopted him.

5. Agastya (Agasti)
The great ascetic sage of Hindu mythology, he defeated the monstrous Rakshasas of southern India.

6. Kanva
A renowned rishi, the author of several hymns of the Rigveda.

7. Bhrigu (also called Bhrugu, or Bhruguvu)
A Lord Brahma's son; he assisted Brahma in the process of creation.

Satsang

A (Sanskrit) word for "true or right relationship" often used to characterize a relationship of a guru and a devotee.

Stotra

In Hinduism, Stotra is a hymn of praise directed to God.

Sudama

Sudama is the name of an early Krishna's friend from Mathura. His visit to Dwaraka where he meets Krishna is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. He was Narada (a divine sage) born as a poor Brahmin.

Svarodaya

Science of breath control in yoga.

Tantra

Tantra is actually an experiential form of religious worship and it does not necessarily involve only a sexual practice as most Westerners think. If you read works of some famous European philosophers, you might notice a dilemma in relation to rational cognition and empirical cognition. Tantra is thus a form of an empirical approach to God (a mixture of rational and experiential knowing that gives balance) in which we expand our faith by experiencing it.

Vratyas

The term "Vratyas" denotes probably some non-conformist groups of religious people of ancient India - we may also call them "wandering seekers" - who are considered the prototype of the first forms of Tantrism.

Yoga Nidra

A (relaxation) type of yoga when the mind gets to a state somewhere between sleep and wakefulness and its receptivity is many times stronger than in the state of wakefulness. The power of this practice is that your subconscious mind goes to the front while the conscious mind takes its back seat. Yoga Nidra may be rendered in English as a "yogic sleep" or "sleep of the yogis".

Zhang Zhung

Zhang Zhung was an ancient culture of western and northwestern Tibet before the Tibetan Buddhism. The culture is associated with the Bn religion, which influenced the Tibetan Buddhism. It is also known as Shang Shung. The culture is mentioned in ancient Tibetan texts with its people as first rulers of central and western Tibet. According to the Annals of Lake Manasarowar, the Zhang Zhung civilization was centered around the sacred Mount Kailash. The capital city was Khyunglung, which is also the arcane labyrinth of caves in the hills on the north bank of the Sutlej River. There are other ancient ruins on the hilltops above the Bn monastery of Gurugem/Gurugyam - only 6 km from Tirthapuri. A little has been yet published about these sites.

 
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