Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms P-S

Sankhya-analytical discrimination between spirit and matter. [See also: Sankhya – yoga.]
Sankhya-yoga – the process of linking with the Supreme by intellectually tracing out the source of creation.
Sankirtana – congregational glorification of the Supreme Lord, Krsna, especially through chanting of the His holy names.
Sannyasa – renounced life; the fourth order of Vedic spiritual life.
Sannyasi – one in the [sannyasa] (renounced) order.
Santa – peaceful.

Nor is sense gratification considered “bad.” Sense gratification comes and goes as a natural occurrence of the senses. For example, one cannot eat without tasting. The point is that a life that is centered around sense enjoyment, that makes sense enjoyment the goal, is a wasted life. Economic development is necessary for the maintenance of the body; so therefore it cannot be neglected. But to seek economic development simply for the sake of endlessly increasing sensual pleasure is foolish. No amount of sensual pleasure will ever really satisfy a person, so no amount of economic development will ever be considered “enough.” This is why people in modern Western societies are still not satisfied, even though they are so economically advanced and thus have so much facility for sense enjoyment. They always want more.
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Santa-rasa – a relationship with the Supreme Lord in neutrality.
Sapa – a [brahmana's] curse.
Sara grass – a whitish reed.
Sarasvati – the goddess of learning and the wife of Lord Brahma.
Sarga – material creation.
Sari – Vedic women's dress.
Sarmistha – the second wife of King Yayati. On account of his having sex with her, the King was cursed by Sukracarya to lose his
Sarsti – (the liberation of) achieving equal opulence with the Lord.
Sarupya – (the liberation of) attaining a spiritual form like that of the Supreme Lord.
Sarva-jna – one who knows everything
– past, present and future.
Sarva-karana-karana – the cause of all causes, Krsna.
Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya – a famous logician who surrendered to Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sarvatma – [See:] Paramatma
Sastra – revealed scripture, such as the Vedic literature.
Sat – eternal.
Satarupa – the wife of Svayambhuva Manu and mother of Devahuti.
Sati – the wife of Lord Siva and a daughter of Daksa.
Sati rite – voluntary suicide by a chaste widow at her husband's funeral.
Sattva-guna – the material mode of goodness.
Sattvika – in the mode of goodness.
Satvata-pancaratra – on of the [Pancaratras,] consisting of a conversation between Narada Muni and Lord Sankarsana desccribing the rules and regulations of devotional service.
Satvata scriptures – Vedic scriptures meant especially for the devotees of the Lord.
Satya – truthfulness.
Satyaloka – Lord Brahma'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.
Satyabhama – one of the principal queens of Lord Krsna during His pastimes in the city of Dvaraka.
Satyagraha – fasting for political purposes.
Saubhari Muni – a powerful mystic who accidentally fell down to sex attraction.
Saunaka Rsi – the chief of the sages assembled at Naimisaranya when Suta Gosvami spoke [Srimad-Bhagavatam].
Sautramani – a particular Vedic fire sacrifice offered to Lord Indra.
Sayujya – (the liberation of) merging into the spiritual effulgence of the Lord.
Sesa Naga-an expansion of Lord Balarama who takes the form of a many – hooded serpent and serves as Lord Visnu's couch and other paraphernalia. He also holds the millions of universes on His hoods.
Seva – devotional service.
Sevaka – a servant.