worship of the deities
intense female energy of gods
energy centers throughout the spine
The invisible life force
potential/ latent spiritual energy
a person's individual soul
all the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life
the cycle of life and death
The Hindu concept of the spirit's 'liberation' from the endless cycle of rebirths, to become one with God
salt in water
atman in body but invisible
four stages of life
Student, Householder, Retired, Spiritual Pilgrim
pleasure, worldly success, duty, liberation
a method by which an individual may become united with the Reality
the God in me bows to the God in you
God realization transcendent experience of the mind
protector of the universe, wife: Lakshami. Has four arms, holds a conch shell, lotus flower, a discuss and a club
Ideal man, myth, name means "Joy"
destroyer of the universe, dancing- showing energy flowing through the world. Parvarti is his wife
Vishnu sends down energy for a human to be a savior when the world needs it
king of the demons. could not be killed be a god so killed by Rama. kidnapped Sita
means "guardian", younger brother of Roma
avatar of vishnu, often surrounded by cows and milkmaids, hero, performed many miracles
wife of Shiva, mixture of good and evil, kali and mother goddess
goddess of destruction who puts all end to illusion, wisdom and insight necessary to accept death as a natural process. Black one, frightening appearance
god of good luck and wisdom. he is the prime remover of obstacles, patron of learning
Brahmin's wife, goddess of art, music and literature
represents the three "really" wants and mimics the sound of the energy of God
symbol of good luck
sacred animal to the hindus
A Hindu epic written in Sanskrit that describes the adventures of the king Rama and Sita
One of the great epic poems of India that reflects the struggles of the Aryans as they moved south into India
the three REALLY wants
infinite being, infinite awareness, infinite bliss
lasso- capture evil, blessing hand, sweet meats- sweetness of life, and axe
discus- circular energy, weapon against evil, Mundra- compassion,generosity, Tilak- body is a temple, looks like a U on the forehead, conch- symbolizes OM, balanced awareness, lotus- symbolic of spiritual conciousness, mace- war club,
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