Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms P-S

Sabda-brahma – transcendental sound vibration.
Sac-cid-ananda – eternal, blissful and full of knowledge.
Sac-cid-ananda-vigraha – the Lord's transcendental form, which is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss.
Sacipati – [See:] Indra
Sacred thread – a thread worn by persons initiated into the chanting of the Gayatri [mantra.]

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Ñad-aisvarya-purna – the Supreme Lord, who is full in all six opulences: wealth, strength, knowledge, fame, beauty and renunciation.
Ñad-bhuja-murti-the six – armed form of Lord Caitanya.
Sadhana – the beginning phase of devotional service, consisting of regulated practice.
Sadhu – a saintly person.
Sadhu-sanga – the association of saintly persons.
Sadhyas – demigods inhabiting the heavenly planets.
Saguna – having qualities. In reference to the Supreme Lord, the term signifies that He has spiritual qualities.
Sahajiyas – [See: Prakrta-sahajiyas]
Sahajiya – an offensive, immature devotee who does not follow proper devotional regulations.
Saivites – devotees of Lord Siva.
Sakama-bhakta – a devotee with material desires.
Sakatasura – a ghost who took shelter of a bullock cart with the intention of killing Lord Krsna but who instead was killed by the Lord.
Sakhya-rasa – a relationship with the Supreme Lord in devotional friendship.
Sakti-tattva – the personal energies of the Lord.
Sakty-avesa – empowered by the Supreme Lord with one or more of His opulences.
Salagrama-sila – a Deity incarnation of the Supreme Lord in the form of a stone.
Salokya – (the liberation of) residing on the same planet as the Supreme Lord.
Sama – control of the mind.
Sama-darsi – seeing with equal vision.
Sama Veda – one of the four original [Vedas]. It consists of sacrificial hymns set to music.
Samadhi – trance; complete absorption in God consciousness.
Samba – a son of Lord Krsna by His wife Jambavati.
Sambhu – a name of Lord Siva.
Samhitas-supplementary Vedic literatures expressing the conclusions of particular self – realized authorities.
Samipya – (the liberation of) becoming a personal associate of the Supreme Lord.
Sampradaya – a disciplic succession of spiritual masters; the followers in that tradition.
Samsara – the cycle of repeated birth and death in the material world.
Samskara – one of the purificatory Vedic rituals performed one by one from the time of conception until death.
Samsrti – the cycle of repeated birth and death.
Sanatana – eternal.
Sanatana-dharma – the eternal occupation, or religion, of all living beings; devotional service to the Supreme Lord.
Sanatana Gosvami – one of the six Vaisnava spiritual masters who directly followed Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and systematically pre sented His teachings.
Sankara – [See:] Siva
Sankaracarya – the incarnation of Lord Siva as the great philosopher who, on the order of the Supreme Lord, preached impersonali sm based on the [Vedas].
Sankarsana – one of the four original expansions of Lord Krsna in the spiritual world; also, another name of Balarama, given by Ga rga Muni.
Sankha – the conchshell held by Lord Visnu.
Sankhya – analytical discrimination between spirit and matter; also, the path of devotional service described by Lord Kapila, the son of Devahuti.