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(HinduDharma: The Vedic Religion: Introductory)

BAIRAGI:

Bairagi is from "vairagin" meaning one without "raga" or without passion. The word is also applied to a religious medicant.

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PARAMATMAN :

There is more on this subject in part3 and part 5.

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DISCOVERED HERE:

Baron Humboldt quoted in Har Bilas Sarda's "Hindu Superiority"

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FOREHEAD:

It signifies the third eye of Lord Siva

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DHANUS:

Dhanus solar month, same as Margazhi in Tamil

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EVE:

The meaning of the original Hebrew word is indeed "life"

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INAKULA-TILAKA:

"Inakula Tilaka", ornament of the solar dynasty. For the correct meaning of the word "tilaka" see the Sanskrit Glossary

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INDOCHINA:

Now it consists of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

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KOTEI:

Kotei or Kutei district is in East Borneo

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PAVAI:

Pavai poems or works mean the Tiruppavai and Tiruvembavai

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PIPALA:

Pippala is the pipal or Ficus religiosa

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SAGARAS:

Sagaras are the 60, 000 children of Sagara of the solar race. It was their descendant Bhagiratha who performed austerities and brought the Ganga from the heavens to redeem his anchestors who had been reduced to ashes.

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UPANISADIC STORY:

The story is told in the Mundakopanisad.

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MATHA:

Obviously the Paramaguru states this with a touch of irony.

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GITA:

Yada- yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati Bharata

Abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamyaham

Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam

Dharma-samstahpanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge.

-Bhagavadgita, 4, 7 & 8.

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VIBHUTI YOGA:

"Vibhuti yoga ", Chapter10 of the Bhagavadgita.

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MOST EXCELLENT THINGS:

Some scholars express this idea by describing God as the "quintessence of essences ".

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SIDDHANTA SAIVAS:

"Siddhanta Saivas" followers of the Saiva Siddhanta, that developed in the South about the 11th century. One of its chief exponents was Meykandar, 13th century, author of Sivajnanabodham.

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DIDNOT POSSESS:

The situation in this respect has changed now with the boom in petrodollars in West Asia.

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PROPHET:

Prophet Mohammad - A. D. 570- 632.

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SOCIAL LIFE:

Aspects of varna dharma are dealt with in detail in Part Three and Twenty.

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HINAYANA AND MAHAYANA:

"Hinayana" ("Lesser Vehicle", "Lower Way") is a school of Buddhism which teaches the attainment of salvation for oneself alone, that is it is fit for a select few ."Mahayana "("Greater Vehicle" or "Higher Way")teaches the salvation of all. (The definitions given here are too brief and perhaps over -simplified). Hinayana is the earlier school and claims to represent the teachings of the Buddha in a "purer" form. Mahayana is usually ascribed to Nagarjuna.

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SACRED WORK:

The Paramaguru is referring here to the Saivas and Vaisnavas of Tamil Nadu.

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SAKTAS, MURUGA, AYYAPPA:

"Saktas" are worshippers of Sakti, the Supreme Goddess. "Muruga" is Subrahmanya or Kartikeya. Tamils are particularly devoted to him. "Ayyappa" is "Sasta" or "Hariharaputra". He represents the oneness of Siva and Visnu.

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PAKISTAN:

This discourse was given before Banglades came into being.

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THUS:

"Behold. Isvara in his form of the Vedas and the six Angas. "

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SATHAKOPAN:

"Nammazhvar (Maran of Sathakopan )who created the Tamil Veda. "

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SIX ANGAS:

Parts Six to Eleven deal with the six Angas.

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SAME THING:

"For the Vedas to flourish and for Saivism to prosper. "

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SUN GOD:

Adi Sankara instituted the six religious systems (Sanmata) -- worship of Siva, Visnu, Sakti, Ganapati, Kumara, and Surya.


SANSKRIT:

In a later discourse, the Paramaguru reveals that the language of the Vedas is "Chandas" which predates "classical" Sanskrit.

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"Hindu Dharma" is a book which contains English translation of certain invaluable and engrossing speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji (at various times during the years 1907 to 1994).
For a general background, please see here