Glossary of Terms in Panchadasi

Glossary of Terms in Panchadasi

Postby DrPSDeb » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:39 pm

Samaṣṭi समष्टि: Collective existence, collectiveness, an aggregate, totality. An aggregate made up of parts that constitute a collective unit e.g. forest, sea, universe
Vyaṣṭi व्यष्टि: An unit of an aggregate, single, e.g. tree, drop of water, atom
Brahman ब्रह्मन्: The nature of existence (sata सत), consciousness (chita चित) and bliss (ānanda आनन्द). Ultimate reality, transcendental, unitary, omniscient and omnipotent
Atman आत्मन:The individual self within Jiva of the nature of sata, chita, ananda.
Prakriti, प्रकृति: सच्चिदानन्दमयब्रह्म-प्रतिबिम्ब-समन्वितत्वे सति| सत्वरजस्तमो-गुणात्मकत्वम् प्रकृते: लक्षणम्||
A primordial substance in which there is reflection of Brahman (ब्रह्मन्, brahman) that is pure consciousness and bliss and is composed of sattva (सत्त्व), rajas (रजस्) and tamas (तमस्) in a state of homogeneity.
Jiva जीव:
Sharira शरीर:शीर्यमानत्वात शरीर that which is subject to decay (& death) is shariira
Maya माया: When the element of sattva (सत्त्व) is pure, prakṛti (प्रकृति) is known as māyā (माया). The universal sattva (सत्त्व) itself is called māyā (माया). The prakṛti (प्रकृति) operates cosmically and reflects the Universal (Brahman ब्रह्मन्) consciousness in it. Maya is under the control of Ishvara (ईश्वर). Maya is under the control of Ishvara (ईश्वर).
Avidya अविद्या:Is impure prakṛti, being mixed up with rajas (रजस्) and tamas (तमस्). The avidyā (अविद्या, nescience) is the causal body. The avidyā (अविद्या) controls the jīva (जीव). The jīva ( जीव), which is brahman (ब्रह्मन्) reflected in avidyā (अविद्या) is subjected to impure sattva.
Prājñā प्राज्ञा:When the jīva (जीव) identifies himself with this causal body (ānandamaya kośa, आनन्दमय कोश) in deep sleep.
Taijasa तैजस: When the jīva (जीव) identifies himself with sūkṣma śarīra सूक्ष्म शरीर in dream state.
Viśva विश्व: When the jīva (जीव) identifies himself with sthūla śarīra स्थूल शरीर in waking state.
Īśvara ईश्वर: Is universal kārana śarīra कारन शरीर (causal body)
Hiranyagarbha हिरन्यगर्भ:Is universal sūkṣma śarīra सूक्ष्म शरीर (subtle bodies)
Virāṭa विराट:Is universal sthūla śarīra स्थूल शरीर (gross bodies)
DrPSDeb
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:10 pm

Re: Glossary of Terms in Panchadasi

Postby Umabala » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:52 pm

Harih Om!
Namaste.
I am adding on to the previous post.
1.Linga Sariram: The term Linga Sariram means the subtle body. That through which the existence of the Self is known is called Linga sarira.
2.Sukshma Sariram: The Sukshma sariram made up of seventeen constituents. They are the five jnanendriyas, five karmendriyas, five pranas, manas&buddhi.
3.Jnanendriya: From the individual Satva guna aspect of the subtle five elements, five organs of knowledge or jnanendriyas are born. They are called subtle sense organs (The faculty of hearing, the faculty of touch, visual faculty, the faculty of taste and the faculty of smell from space, air, fire, water and earth respectively)
4.Antahkarana: From the total Satva guna aspect of the five elements antahkarana or inner instrument is born. Depending on the functional difference in the thoughts it is of two fold. When the thoughts are in the state of oscillation or doubt it is called MANAS or mind and when the thoughts are in the form of decisive nature it is called BUDDHI or intellect.
5.Karmendriyas: From the individual Rajoguna aspect of the subtle five elements, the subtle organs of action are created. They are as follows:
Faculty of speech, faculty of grasping, faculty of movement, faculty of excretion, faculty of procreation from the subtle space, air, fire, water and earth respectively.
6.Prana: From the collective aspect of rajoguna of the subtle five elements, subtle Prana Shakti (Physiological activity) is manifested. Depending on the functional differences the Prana is further categorized into five types.
7.Pancha Prana:
Prana-Subtle power of respiration-located at the tip of the nose
Apana-Subtle power of dispelling the urine and fecal matter-located at the organs of excretion
Samana-Subtle power of digestion-located in stomach
Udana-Subtle power of stirring and throwing out-located in throat
Vyana-Subtle power of circulation-located throughout the body.
In Gurusmaranam,
Uma
Umabala
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:27 am

Glossary of Terms in Panchadasi

Postby DrPSDeb » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:04 pm

Thanks Uma, I am expanding on Prikriti

Prakriti, प्रकृति : Pra= First, Kriti = formation or creation or manifestation,

"A. Prakriti of Brahman (Purush) is the creative energy which is responsible for manifestation of the cosmos (Sankhya)

सच्चिदानन्दमयब्रह्म-प्रतिबिम्ब-समन्वितत्वे सति| सत्वरजस्तमो-गुणात्मकत्वम् प्रकृते: लक्षणम्||
A primordial substance in which there is reflection of Brahman (ब्रह्मन्, brahman) that is pure consciousness and bliss and is composed of sattva (सत्त्व), rajas (रजस्) and tamas (तमस्) in a state of homogeneity. (Panchadasi)"

B. Prakriti of Jiva is described as his constitution, his physiological, physical and mental attributes. (Ayurveda) is further divided into
a.Gunatmak Prakriti is made up from a unique combination of the three universal qualities of Satva, Rajas and Tamas.
b.Bhutamic PrakrIti is assessed by analyzing the unique combination of the Panchamahabhutas to find the dominant mahabhuta or element. This Prakriti is of 5 types [AAKASH,VAYU, AAPAHA, AGNI, PRITHVI].

Hari Om!
DrPSDeb
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:10 pm

Glossary of Terms in Panchadasi

Postby DrPSDeb » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:10 am

Last post I defined प्राज्ञा (Prājñā), correct word is Prājña (प्राज्ञ), There are four related words in dictionary, प्रज्ञ , प्रज्ञा, प्राज्ञ and प्राज्ञा. Meaning of all these words is almost same.
a.प्रज्ञ (Prajña) is the combination of "प्र (pra-)" which prefix means – before, used as the intensifier but rarely as a separate word and "ज्ञ (jna)" which means – knowing.
b.प्राज्ञ (Prājña) meaning – wise, learned, intellectual, clever, intelligence dependent on individuality.
c.प्रज्ञा (Prajñā) meaning – intelligence, judgment, mental attitude, particular shakti or energy, insight, mental disposition, true or transcendental wisdom, awareness, mentality, understanding, discrimination, knowledge.
d.प्राज्ञा (Prājñā) meaning – understanding, intelligence, is the state of wisdom which is higher than the knowledge obtained by reasoning and inference.

When the jīva (जीव) identifies him (Atman/Brahman) with this causal body (ānandamaya kośa, आनन्दमय कोश) in deep sleep is called प्राज्ञ (Prājña) due to avidyā (अविद्या) caused by pratibandha (प्रतिबन्ध) of āvarana (आवरन). (Panchadasi)

My confusion was "Why causal body is called ānandamaya kośa, आनन्दमय कोश when it is in avidyā (अविद्या). And how can one be प्राज्ञ (Prājña) or wise in avidyā (अविद्या)".

Mandukya Upanishad handles the subject in detail. Intelligence in its invisible form refers to Brahman – आनन्दभुक् चेतोमुखः प्राज्ञः ("Prājña, the enjoyer of bliss, with Consciousness for its aid")

Gaudapada, in his Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad, refers to the three states of consciousness, to the one Atman perceived threefold in the same body and the threefold satisfaction; he refers to Vaisvanara – जागरितस्थानो बहिष्प्रज्ञः whose sphere of action is the waking state, to Taijasa – स्वप्नास्थानोऽन्तःप्रज्ञः whose sphere is the dream state, and to Prājna (प्राज्ञ), whose sphere in the form of cause only is deep sleep bereft of dreams, as a mass of consciousness, as the Akasha in the heart and as the blissful one. He states that 'Dream' is the wrong apprehension of reality, 'Sleep' is the state in which one does not know what reality is; when the false experience in these two states disappears Turiya is realized (Gaudapada Karika I.vii.15).

And, Yajnavalkya in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad advises that the intelligent seeker of Brahman, learning about the Self alone, should practice wisdom (prajñā) and not think of too many words, for that is exhausting to the organ of speech.

May Swamiji make any correction to any misunderstanding.

Hari Om
DrPSDeb
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:10 pm


Return to Panchadasi

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron