The Hindu name for the Self; the personal part of the Brahman.
The Hindu name for the Absolute Spirit; an impersonal World Soul that pervades all things.
(Greek, "beautiful writing") a technique for writing script.
A rigid social stratification in India based on differences in wealth, rank, or occupation.
(Sanskrit, "deed") the law that holds that one's deeds determine one's future life in the Wheel of Rebirth.
(Sanskrit, "liberation" or "extinction") the blissful reabsorption of the Self into the Absolute Spirit (Brahman): release from the endless cycle of rebirth.
The belief that a divine spirit pervades all things in the universe.
(Chinese, "substance" or "breath") the material substance or vital force of the universe. Pronounced "chee"
(Sanskrit, "to yoke or join") a system of spiritual exercises aimed at joining the Self and the One through control of mind and body.