Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms P-S

Pitta – bile, one of the three main elements of the body.
Prabhasa-tirtha – a holy place near Dvaraka.
Prabhu – master.
Prabhupada, Srila – the founder and spiritual preceptor of the Hare Krsna movement.
Prabodhananda Sarasvati-a great Vaisnava poet – philosopher and devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He was the uncle of Gopala Bhatta Gosvami.
Pracetas – the ten sons of King Pracinabarhi. They achieved perfection by worshiping Lord Visnu.

The vast majority of living beings within the material world are conditioned by the laws of material nature. A materially – conditioned person has four defects, which disqualify him for the time being, at least, from being able to personally understand the nature of God, or to serve as an authoritative source from whom others can gain correct information about God. One who is materially conditioned tends to be illusioned, has imperfect senses, a propensity to cheat, and is liable to commit mistakes.
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Pracinabarhi – a king who, entangled in fruitive activities, received instructions on devotional service from Narada Muni.
Pradhana – the total material energy in its unmanifest state.
Pradyumna – one of the four original expansions of Lord Krsna in the spiritual world.
Prahlada Maharaja – a devotee persecuted by his demoniac father Hiranyakasipu but protected and saved by the Lord in the form of N Rsimhadeva.
Prajapatis – the demigods in charge of populating the universe.
Prajas – citizens (including all species of life).
Prakamya – the mystic ability to fulfill any of one's desires.
Prakata-lila – the manifestation on earth of the Supreme Lord's pastimes.
Prakrta-sahajiyas – pseudodevotees of Krsna.
Prakrti – the energy of the Supreme; the female principle enjoyed by the male [purusa].
Pramada – woman, to whom a man becomes madly attached.
Pramatta – one who is crazy because he cannot control his senses.
Pramloca – the daughter of the sage Kandu by the heavenly society girl Marisa. She became the wife of the Pracetas.
Prana – the life air.
Prana-maya – (consciousness) absorbed in maintaining one's bodily existence.
Pranayama-breath control used in [yoga] practice, especially [astanga – yoga].
Prapti – the mystic ability to immediately obtain any material object.
Prasadam – the Lord's mercy; food or other items spiritualized by being first offered to the Supreme Lord.
Prasanta – undisturbed by the modes of nature.
Prasuti – a daughter of Svayambhuva Manu who was the wife of Daksa.
Pratigraha – accepting charity.
Pratyahara – withdrawal of the senses from all unnecessary activities.
Pravrtti-marga – the path of sense enjoyment in accordance with Vedic regulations.
Prayascitta – atonement for sinful acts.
Prema – pure love of God, the highest stage in the progressive development of devotional service.
Prema-bhakta – a devotee absorbed in pure love of God.
Priyatama – dearmost.
Priyavrata – the son of Svayambhuva Manu and brother of Uttanapada. He once ruled the universe.
Prsni – the name of Devaki in a previous birth.
Prtha – Kunti, the wife of King Pandu, mother of the Pandavas and aunt of Lord Krsna.
Prthu Maharaja – an empowered incarnation of Lord Krsna who demonstrated how to be an ideal ruler.
Pulaha – one of the seven great sages born directly from Lord Brahma.
Pulastya – one of the seven great sages born directly from Lord Brahma.
Pumscali – a harlot or unchaste woman.
Punya-sloka – verses that increase one's piety; one who is glorified by such verses.
Puranas – eighteen literary supplements to the [Vedas,] discussing such topics as the creation of the universe, incarnations of th e Supreme Lord and demigods, and the history of dynasties of saintly kings.
Purtam – performance of sacrifice.
Puru – the youngest son of King Yayati. He agreed to exchange his youth for his father's old age.
Pururava – a king who was captivated by the celestial woman Urvasi.
Purusa – the enjoyer, or male; the living entity or the Supreme Lord.
Purusa-avataras – the three primary Visnu expansions of the Supreme Lord who are involved in universal creation.
Purusottama – Lord Krsna, who is the Supreme Person.
Putana – a witch who was sent by Kamsa to appear in the form of a beautiful woman to kill baby Krsna, but who was instead killed b y Him and granted liberation.