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abda-brahma transcendental sound vibration.
Sac-cid-nanda eternal, blissful and full of knowledge.
Sac-cid-nanda-vigraha the Lord's transcendental form, which is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss.
acpati [See:] Indra
Sacred thread a thread worn by persons initiated into the chanting of the Gyatr [mantra.]
a-aivarya-pra the Supreme Lord, who is full in all six opulences: wealth, strength, knowledge, fame, beauty and renunciation.
a-bhja-mrti the six-armed form of Lord Caitanya.
Sdhana the beginning phase of devotional service, consisting of regulated practice.
Sdhu a saintly person.
Sdhu-saga the association of saintly persons.
Sdhyas demigods inhabiting the heavenly planets.
Sagua having qualities. In reference to the Supreme Lord, the term signifies that He has spiritual qualities.
Sahajiys [See: Prkta-sahajiys]
Sahajiy an offensive, immature devotee who does not follow proper devotional regulations.
aivites devotees of Lord iva.
Sakma-bhakta a devotee with material desires.
akasura a ghost who took shelter of a bullock cart with the intention of killing Lord Ka but who instead was killed by the Lord.
Sakhya-rasa a relationship with the Supreme Lord in devotional friendship.
akti-tattva the personal energies of the Lord.
akty-vea empowered by the Supreme Lord with one or more of His opulences.
lagrma-il a Deity incarnation of the Supreme Lord in the form of a stone.
Slokya (the liberation of) residing on the same planet as the Supreme Lord.
ama control of the mind.
Sama-dar seeing with equal vision.
Sma Veda one of the four original [Vedas]. It consists of sacrificial hymns set to music.
Samdhi trance; complete absorption in God consciousness.
Smba a son of Lord Ka by His wife Jmbavat.
Sambandha Transcendental knowledge
ambhu a name of Lord iva.
Sahits supplementary Vedic literatures expressing the conclusions of particular self-realized authorities.
Smpya (the liberation of) becoming a personal associate of the Supreme Lord.
Sampradya a disciplic succession of spiritual masters; the followers in that tradition.
Sasra the cycle of repeated birth and death in the material world.
Saskra one of the purificatory Vedic rituals performed one by one from the time of conception until death.
Sasti the cycle of repeated birth and death.
Santana eternal.
Santana-dharma the eternal occupation, or religion, of all living beings; devotional service to the Supreme Lord.
Santana Gosvm one of the six Vaiava spiritual masters who directly followed Lord Caitanya Mahprabhu and systematically pre scented His teachings.
akara [See:] iva
akarcrya the incarnation of Lord iva as the great philosopher who, on the order of the Supreme Lord, preached impersonalism based on the [Vedas].
Sakaraa one of the four original expansions of Lord Ka in the spiritual world; also, another name of Balarma, given by Garga Muni.
akha the conchshell held by Lord Viu.
Skhya analytical discrimination between spirit and matter; also, the path of devotional service described by Lord Kapila, the son of Devahti.
Skhya analytical discrimination between spirit and matter. [See also: Skhya-yoga.]
Skhya-yoga the process of linking with the Supreme by intellectually tracing out the source of creation.
Sakrtana congregational glorification of the Supreme Lord, Ka, especially through chanting of the His holy names.
Sannysa renounced life; the fourth order of Vedic spiritual life.
Sannys one in the [sannysa] (renounced) order.
nta peaceful.
nta-rasa a relationship with the Supreme Lord in neutrality.
pa a [brhmaa's] curse.
ara grass a whitish reed.
Sarasvat the goddess of learning and the wife of Lord Brahm.
Sarga material creation.
Sr Vedic women's dress.
armih the second wife of King Yayti. On account of his having sex with her, the King was cursed by ukrcrya to lose his youth.
Sri (the liberation of) achieving equal opulence with the Lord.
Srpya (the liberation of) attaining a spiritual form like that of the Supreme Lord.
Sarva-ja one who knows everything past, present and future.
Srva-kraa-kraa the cause of all causes, Ka.
Srvabhauma Bhacrya a famous logician who surrendered to Lord r Caitanya Mahprabhu.
Sarvtm [See:] Paramtm
stra revealed scripture, such as the Vedic literature.
Sat eternal.
atarp the wife of Svyambhuva Manu and mother of Devahti.
Sat the wife of Lord iva and a daughter of Daka.
Sat rite voluntary suicide by a chaste widow at her husband's funeral.
Sattva-gua the material mode of goodness.
Sttvika in the mode of goodness.
Stvata-pacartra on of the [Pacartras,] consisting of a conversation between Nrada Muni and Lord Sakaraa describing the rules and regulations of devotional service
Stvata scriptures Vedic scriptures meant especially for the devotees of the Lord.
Satya truthfulness.
Satyaloka Lord Brahm's abode, the highest planet in the material universe; also called Brahmaloka.
Satyavrata Manu one of the administrative demigods who are the fathers and lawgivers of mankind.
Satya-yuga the first and best in the cycle of the four ages of the universe. It lasts 1,728,000 years.
Satyabhm one of the principal queens of Lord Ka during His pastimes in the city of Dvrak .
Satygraha fasting for political purposes.
Saubhari Muni a powerful mystic who accidentally fell down to sex attraction.
aunaka i the chief of the sages assembled at Naimiraya when Sta Gosvm spoke [rmad-Bhgavatam].
Sautrmai a particular Vedic fire sacrifice offered to Lord Indra.
Syujya (the liberation of) merging into the spiritual effulgence of the Lord.
ea Nga an expansion of Lord Balarma who takes the form of a many-hooded serpent and serves as Lord Viu's couch and other paraphernalia. He also holds the millions of universes on His hoods.
Sev devotional service.
Sevaka a servant.
Sevya one who is served.
Siddha a perfected person, or mystic; a demigod from Siddhaloka.
Siddha-deha

11 aspects:

  • nma: name
  • rpa: form/complection
  • vayas: age
  • ves: dress
  • sambandha: relationship
  • ytha: goup
  • ajn: order
  • sev: service
  • parkh: divine cherished ambition
  • plyads: maintainer
  • nivsa: residence
Siddhaloka the heavenly planet whose inhabitants possess all mystic powers.
Siddhi mystic power or perfection acquired through [yoga] practice.
ikaka eight verses by Lord Caitanya Mahprabhu glorifying the chanting of the Lord's holy name.
iupla a king who was an enemy of Ka.
St the eternal consort of Lord Rmacandra.
St-Rma the transcendental couple manifested as Lord Rmacandra, Ka's incarnation as the perfect king, and Rma's consort, t.
iva the special incarnation of the Lord as the demigod in charge of the mode of ignorance and the destruction of the material manifestation.
ivnanda Sena a great householder devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahprabhu.
ivatama the most auspicious.
loka a Sanskrit verse.
Skanda Pura one of the eighteen [Puras,] or Vedic historical scriptures.
Smaraa the devotional process of remembering the Supreme Lord.
Smrta a [brhmaa] interested more in the external performance of the rules and rituals of the [Vedas] than in attaining Lord K Ra, the goal of the [Vedas].
Smti revealed scriptures supplementary to the [ruti,] or original Vedic scriptures, which are the [Vedas] and [Upaniads].
Smty-crya a spiritual master expert in the supplementary Vedic literatures.
Sneha affection, especially for Lord Ka.
Soma(rja) Candra, the demigod in charge of the moon.
Soma-rasa a life-extending heavenly beverage available to demigods on the higher planets.
Soul the eternal living entity who is the marginal energy, eternally part and parcel of the Supreme Lord.
Sparas the consonants in the Sanskrit alphabet.
Spirit soul [See: Jva].
rddha the ceremony of offering food and other items to one's ancestors to free them from suffering.
ravaa the devotional process of hearing about the Supreme Lord.
ravaa krtana vio the devotional process of hearing and chanting about Lord Viu, or Ka.
r See rla.
rdhara Svm the author of the earliest extant Vaiava commentaries on [Bhagavad-gt] and [rmad-Bhgavatam].
r Gurudeva the spiritual master.
rla a title indicating possession of exceptional spiritual qualities.
rla Prabhupda His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupda.
rmad-Bhgavatam the [Pura,] or history, written by rla Vysadeva specifically give a deep understanding of Lord Ka, H is devotees and devotional service.
rnivscrya a chief follower of the six Gosvms of Vndvana.
rvsa an intimate associate of Lord Caitanya Mahprabhu.
rvatsa the sign of the goddess of fortune on the chest of Lord Viu, or Nryaa.
ruti knowledge via hearing; also, the original Vedic scriptures (the [Vedas] and [paniads]), given directly by the Supreme L ord.
ruti-mantras the hymns of the [Vedas].
Stotra a prayer.
Str a woman.
Sudm Vipra a poor householder friend and devotee of Lord Ka who was given immeasurable riches by the Lord.
Sudarana cakra the disc weapon of the Supreme Lord.
uddha-sattva the spiritual platform of pure goodness.
dra a laborer; the fourth of the Vedic social orders.
dr the wife of a [dra].
ukadeva Gosvm the great devotee sage who spoke [rmad-Bhgavatam] to King Parkit just prior to the King's death.
ukla a person in the mode of goodness; also, a name for Lord Viu.
ukla-yajur Veda a version of the [Yajur Veda.]
ukra [See:] ukrcrya
ukrcarya the spiritual master of the demons.
Sukt pious persons.
Sunanda one of the chief personal servants of Lord Nryaa in His spiritual abode, Vaikuha.
Sunth the wife of King Aga and mother of Vena.
Sunti the mother of Dhruva Mahrja.
Supersoul [See:] Paramtm
Surabhi cows spiritual cows, in the spiritual world, which yield unlimited quantities of milk.
Suras demigods or devotees.
Suruci the stepmother of Dhruva Mahrja.
Srya the demigod of the sun.
Suupti deep sleep, one of the three levels of material consciousness.
Sta Gosvm the great devotee sage who recounted the discourses between Parkit and ukadeva to the sages assembled in the fo rest of Naimiraya.
Sutap the name of Vasudeva in a previous birth.
Stra the intermediate manifestation of the [mahat-tattva,] when it is predominated by the mode of passion.
Svbhvya a scripture.
Svh the wife of Agni, the fire-god.
Svm a controller of the mind and senses; the title of one in the renounced, or [sannysa,] order.
Svas non-different plenary expansions of the Lord.
Svar the upper material planets.
Svargaloka the heavenly planets of the material world.
Svarpa one's original, spiritual form.
Svarpa-siddhi the perfection of attaining one's original, spiritual form.
Svarpa-vismti forgetting one's real constitutional position.
Svayambh the "self-born one," Lord Brahm.
Svyambhuva Manu the Manu who appears first in Brahm's day and who was the grandfather of Dhruva Mahrja.
Svayavara the ceremony in which a princess is allowed to choose her husband.
vetadvpa the spiritual planet where Lord Viu resides within the material universe.
vetvatara Upaniad one of the 108 [paniads]. That very clearly presents the Vaiava point of view regarding the Lord and the living entity.
Swami [See: Sannysa] order.
ymasundara the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ka, who is blackish and very beautiful.

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