Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms T-Z

Vaidurya-mani – a spiritual gem that can display different colors.
Vaijayanti – a garland containing flowers of five colors and reaching down to the knees. It is worn by Lord Krsna.
Vaikuntha – the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.
Vairagya – renunciation.
Vaisnava – a devotee of Lord Visnu, or Krsna.

The ascending process is heavily reliant on information gained solely and wholly from within the material world. In fact, it offers no method by which the aspiring student can receive information about the Supreme Person from outside of this material world. Thus, no matter how hard he struggles to understand the Absolute Truth, as long as his endeavors are confined within the boundaries of the ascending process, they will not bear real fruit.
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Vaisnava-aparadha – an offense to a devotee of the Lord.
Vaisnava-dharma – the eternal principle of service to the Supreme Lord, Visnu.
Vaisya – a farmer or merchant; the third Vedic social order.
Vaivasvata Manu – the current Manu, the seventh of fourteen Manus.
Vaiyasaki – Sukadeva Gosvami, son of Vyasa.
Valmiki – the author of the original [ramayana].
Vamana – the incarnation of the Supreme Lord as a dwarf [brahmana.] Bali Maharaja surrendered to him.
Vanaprastha – one who has retired from family life; the third order of Vedic spiritual life.
Vandana – the devotional process of offering prayers to the Lord.
Vanik – a merchant.
Varaha – the incarnation of the Supreme Lord as a boar.
Varnas-the four Vedic social – occupational divisions of society, distinguished by quality of work and situation in the modes of n ature ([gunas]). [See also: Brahmana; Ksatriya; Vaisya] and [Sudra].
Varna-sankara – children conceived without regard for Vedic religious principles; thus, unwanted population.
Varnasrama-dharma – the Vedic social system of four social and four spiritual orders. [See also: Varna; Asrama]
Varuna – the demigod in charge of the oceans.
Vasistha – one of the great sages born directly from Lord Brahma. He was a rival of Visvamitra.
Vasitva – the mystic ability to control others' minds.
Vasudeva-the father of Krsna, and half – brother of Nanda Maharaja.
Vasudeva – the Supreme Lord, Krsna, son of Vasudeva and proprietor of everything, material and spiritual.
Vasudeva-parayana – one whose desire is fixed on the Supreme Lord.
Vatsalya-rasa – a relationship with the Supreme Lord, Krsna, wherein the devotee loves the Lord with parental affection.
Vatsasura – a demon who came to Vrndavana in the form of a calf to kill Krsna but who was instead killed by Him.
Vayu – air; the demigod in charge of the wind.
Veda-caksuh – literally, seeing through the eyes of the [Vedas.]
Vedanta-the philosophy of the [Vedanta – sutra] of Srila Vyasadeva. It contains a conclusive summary of Vedic philosophical knowl edge and shows Krsna as the goal.
Vedanta-sutra – the philosophical treatise written by Vyasadeva, consisting of aphorisms that embody the essential meaning of the [Upanisads].
Vedas – the four original revealed scriptures ([Rg, Sama, Atharva] and [Yajur].
Veda-vada-rata – one who gives his own explanation of the [Vedas;] a [smarta].
Vedic – pertaining to a culture in which all aspects of human life are under the guidance of the [Vedas].
Vedic literature – the original four [Vedas,] the [Upanisads, Puranas] and other supplements, and also all scriptures and commenta ries written in pursuance of the Vedic conclusion.
Vena – the demoniac son of King Anga and father of King Prthu.
Vibhinnamsas – the separated expansions of the Supreme Lord, the minute living entities.
Vibhuti – the opulence and power of the Supreme Lord.
Vidagdha – one who is expert in the art of flattering women.
Videha – a city in India ruled by King Nimi.
Videharaja Nimi – a devotee king, ruler of Videha.
Vidura – a great devotee who heard [Srimad-Bhagavatam] from Maitreya Muni. He was an incarnation of the demigod Yama.