Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms A-B

Babaji – a person who dwells alone in one place and leads a life of meditation, penance and austerity.
Badarikasrama – a sacred place of pilgrimage in the Himalayas.
Bahudaka – the second stage of the [sannyasa] order, in which one begs from door to door.
Bahuka – the personified sins of King Vena.
Bakasura – a demon who was shaped like a huge duck and who tried to kill Krsna.

On a larger scale, we can understand that behind the creation of the universe there exists a will. Due to the existence of this will, the universe has been created, and is being controlled and maintained in an organized and harmonious fashion. The laws of nature are not accidental; they are the result of will. Just as a person in a particular country may have the will to introduce and establish a new law, similarly, the Supreme Will is responsible for the laws of nature.
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Baladeva – [See:] Balarama.
Balarama (Baladeva) – the first plenary epansion of Lord Krsna. He appeared as the son of Rohini.
Bali Maharaja – a king who became a great devotee by surrendering everything to Vamanadeva, the Lord's dwarf-[brahmana] incarnatio n.
Banasura-a thousand – armed demon slain by Lord Krsna.
Barhisat – [See:] Pracinabarhi
Barhisman – [See:] Pracinabarhi
Battle of Kuruksetra – a battle between the Kurus and the Pandavas, which took place five thousand years ago and before which Lord Krsna spoke [Bhagavad-gita] to Arjuna.
Bhagavad-gita – the discourse between the Supreme Lord, Krsna, and His devotee Arjuna epounding devotional service as both the pr incipal means and the ultimate end of spiritual perfection.
Bhagavan – the Supreme Lord, who possesses all opulences in full.
Bhagavata Purana – this scripture, [Srimad-Bhagavatam].
Bhagavata-vidhi – the devotional process of serving pure devotees and preaching [Srimad-Bhagavatam].
Bhajana – any of various practices of direct worship of the Lord, especially hearing and chanting (or singing) His glories.
Bhajananandi – a devotee who performs his devotional activities in seclusion, not attempting to preach.
Bhakta – a devotee of the Supreme Lord.
Bhakta-vatsala – the Supreme Lord, who favors His devotees.
Bhakti – devotional service to the Supreme Lord.
Bhakti-devi – the personification of devotional service.
Bhakti-marga – the path of developing devotion to Krsna.
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu – Rupa Gosvami's definitive eplanation of the science of devotional service.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – (1874-1937) the spiritual master of the author, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, and thus the spiritual grandfather of the present-day Krsna consciousness movement. A powerful preacher, he founded sixty-four maths (temple-asramas) throughout India.
Bhaktivedantas – advanced transcendentalists who have realized the conclusion of the [Vedas] through devotional service.
Bhaktivinoda Thakura-(1838-1915) the great-grandfather of the present – day Krsna consciousness movement. He was the spiritual ma ster of Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji and father of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.
Bhakti-yoga – linking with the Supreme Lord through devotional service.
Bharata Maharaja – an ancient king of India from whom the Pandavas descended. A great devotee of the Lord, he developed an attachm ent causing him to take birth as a deer. In his net life, as the [brahmana] Jada Bharata, he attained spiritual perfection.