Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms T-Z

Taksaka – the flying snake who killed Pariksit Maharaja.
Tamo-guna – the mode of ignorance.
Tantras – Vedic literatures consisting mostly of dialogues between Lord Siva and Durga. They contain instructions on Deity worshi p and other aspects of spiritual practice.
Tapas – [See:] Tapoloka.
Tapasvi – one who performs severe penances and austerities.

By pointing out that the vast majority of "authorities" from whom one can receive information are materially conditioned, I do not intend to propose that there are no real authorities from whom we can receive information about God. Actually, real authorities who can help us understand higher truths do exist. They are called spiritual masters, and we can discuss them when we talk about descending information.
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Tapasya – austerity; accepting some voluntary inconvenience for a higher purpose.
Tapoloka – a heavenly planet.
Tara-the wife of Brhaspati. She was kidnapped by the moon – god.
Tatastha-sakti – the living entities, who are the marginal potency of the Supreme Lord.
Tattva-darsi – one who has seen the truth.
Tattvas – the Absolute Truth's multifarious categories.
Thakura Haridasa – [See:] Haridasa Thakura
Tilaka – auspicious clay markings placed by devotees on the forehead and other parts of the body.
Tithis – the days of the Vedic calendar, measured according to the phases of the moon.
Titiksa – tolerance.
Trayi – one who follows the three principal [Vedas] ([Rg, Sama] and [Yajur]), which explain fruitive activities.
Treta-yuga – the second age in the cycle of the four ages of the universe. It lasts 1,296,000 years.
Tri-danda – a staff, made of three rods, carried by [sannyasis] who are devotees of Lord Krsna, signifying service with mind, body and words.
Tridandi-sannyasi – a member of the renounced order of life who accepts the personal nature of the Absolute Truth.
Trivikrama – Lord Vamana, the incarnation of the Supreme Lord who encompased the three worlds in three steps.
Trnavarta-a whirlwind – shaped demon ho was sent by Kamsa to kill Krsna, but whom Krsna killed instead.
Tulasi – a sacred plant dear to Lord Krsna and worshiped by His devotees.