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Home / 1 Hinduism Perspective / Hinduism Glossary of Terms – V

Hinduism Glossary of Terms – V

Vacaka =  Word; indicator; mantra, varna and pada
Vacya =  Object, indicated; kala, tattva, bhuvana
Vaha =  Flow; channel; the prana flowing in the ida nadi on the left and apana flowing in the pingala nadi on the right of susumna are together known as vaha
Vahni =  a technical word of Saiva-Yoga, meaning ‘entering completely’ into the root and half of the middle of adhah kundalini (from the root Vah to carry)
Vaikhari =  Sakti as gross physical word.
Vaisamya =  difference, disquietude of duality.
Vaisnava =  the follower of Visnu; follower of Vaisnava philosophy.
Vama or Vamesvari =  The divine Sakti that emits (from vam to emit) or projects the universe out of the Absolute and produces the reverse (vamaconsciousness of difference (whereas there is non-difference in the divine).
Vapus =  (bhairavasya) form; the nature of Bhairava, cosmic essence.
Varga =  Classes of letters like kavarga, cavarga etc.
Varna =  (1) Letter (2) Object of concentration known as dhvani in anavopaya; anahata nada (unstruck sound experienced in susumna).
Vartikam =  A concise explanatory note.
Vasana =  Residual traces of actions and impressions retained in the mind; habit energy.
Vasana Mala =  Evil of association, or habit.
veda =  1. knowledge
2. The sacrad book of vaidika dharma (Hinduism) from which the name is arrived)
Vedaka =  Experient
Vedya =  Object
vedAnta =  conclusion of veda, upanishad
Vibhuti =  splendour; power
vidhAnam =  procedure
vidi =  order, system, fate
Vidya =  (1) Suddha vidya tattva; (2) Unmana sakti, Sahaja vidya (3) Limited knowledge, a kancuka of Maya.
Vidyasarira =  Sabdarasi-the group of letters and words (sutra, Section II)
Vigraha =  Individual form or shape; body.
Vigrahi =  The embodied
Vijnana =  consciousness; supreme consciousness
Vijnanamayakosa =  The sheath of intelligence
Vijnanakala =  The experient below Suddha Vidya but above Maya who has pure awareness but no agency. He is free of karma and maytya mala but not free of anava mala
vimAna =  aeroplane, superstructure over sanctum sanctorum
Vikalpa =  Difference of perception; distinction; option; an idea as different from another idea; ideation; fancy; imagination, thought-construct.
Vikalpa-Ksaya =  The dissolution of all vikalpas
Vikalpanam =  The differentiation-making activity of the mind;
Vikalpa(suddha) =  The fixed idea that I am Siva.
Vikasa =  Unfoldment; development
Vilapana =  dissolution; esoteric meaning-anugraha-grace.
Vilaya =  concealment
Vimarsa =  Self-consciousness or awarenes of Parama Siva full of jnana and kriya which brings about the world-process.
Vimarsana =  intuitive awareness; esoteric meaning-samhara absorption.
Vinayakah =  Beings who create obstacles in spiritual progress by offering temptations.
Vinthu =  The form of Pranava.
Vijnanakalar =  The highest of the three order of Souls. They have only Anava Mala.
Virat =  Consciousness limited or conditioned by the upadhi of the aggregate of gross bodies.
Viresa =  The lord or amster of the senses that are intent on removing all sense of difference in as much as the lord of the senses has now experienced the delight of the transcendental consciousness. The senses are called vira, because they are now saktis.
vIrashaivam =  The movement that strengthened the shaivite roots in the masses of karnataka. Revolutionary in thrashing away some of the old customs like caste etc.
Virya =  virility, vitality; mantra-virya the virility of mantra
Visa =  a technical word of Saiva Yoga, meaning ‘entering into the remaining half and wholly into the top of adhah-kundalini right upto the position where urdhva-kundalini ends (from the root vis, to pervade).
vishuddi =  fifth mystic chakra
viShNu =  The Lord of sustainance. Worshiped by vaiShNavam
Visarga =  Emanation; creation
Visargabhumi =  Two dots simultaneously, representing Sakti’s external manifestation of the universe and the internal assimilation of the same into Siva
Visishtadvaitam =  Qualified non-dualism.
Visranti =  rest; peace.
Visva =  The universe; the all.
Visvamaya =  Visvatmaka: Immanent.
Visvatmaka =  immanent
Visvottirna =  Transcendent
Vitarka =  The thought that I am SIva, the Self of the universe
Vivarta =  (In Sankara Vedanta) Appearance of the Real as something different.
Viveka =  Philisophical discrimination
Viyat =  space; sky
vrata =  penance
Vrtti =  mode, fluctuation
Vyamohitata =  delusion
Vyana =  the vital Vayu that is everywhere or the pervasive prana
Vyapaka =  All container.
Vyapini =  all-pervasive energy of pranava
Vyappiya =  The contained.
Vyapta =  completely pervaded.
Vyapati =  pervasion; fusion in the whole, in Siva.
Vyapakatva =  All-pervasiveness
Vyapti =  Associated with the contained.
Vyamohitata =  Delusion
Vyoma =  sky; the infinite sky of consciousness; antar vyoma, the space in the mystic centre.
Vyutthana =  Lit., rising, coming to normal consciousness after samadhi or meditative absorption.

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