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(HinduDharma: The Forty Samskaras)
The state of Self-realisation.
The celestial elephant.
Consort of Indra.
Prajahati yada kaman sarvan Partha manogatan
Atmanyeva'tmana tustah sthita-prajnastad'ocyate
- Bhagavadgita, 2. 55
See Chapter 33, Part Five.
The upper ocatve or register.
This is similar to the statement: " A rose is a rose is a rose. "
In order to abandon (earthly) desires, hold the feet of the Lord who is himself without any desire.
Gandhiji often spoke about "soul force".
The literal meaning of the word is "sprinkling".
All these are explained in detail in subsequent chapters.
The first day of the lunar fortnight.
This term may be taken ot mean the embryo, a blob of life; it also means a lump, a ball of rice, etc.
This is a ceremony performed for the birth of a male child.
Simanta of simantonnayana literally means "parting of the hair " (that is of the expectant mother).
Also known as "cuda- karma", the first cutting of the hair on the child's head. "Cuda" means the "lock or tuft of hair" kept after the remaining part is shaved off.
Stone found in the Gandaki river and worshipped as a symbol of Visnu.
Aperture in the crown of the head where the susumna-nadi terminates. This nadi is situated between the "ida" and the "pingala" of the spinal column.
Brahmins who adhere to the Vedic dharma. In theory all Brahmins are expected to follow this dharma.
For a general background, please see here