The meaning of various terms used on this website (in alphabetical order)

Atma: “Atma is a spark of the universal spirit or God or the Creator.

Spirit, soul, self and Atma are the same. Atma is a wonderful name for spirit, soul or self. Atma means someone’s own mother. Just as the mother nourishes her child with her milk until a certain point in time, the breath is the mother’s milk with which Atma nourishes the living beings throughout their lives. As long as Atma is in the body, we breathe, the heart beats and there is movement. The moment Atma leaves the body, everything stops, the life of the body stops. Atma is formless, with no beginning or end, immortal. During his departure from the body, he takes the astral body with him and waits for the right time to reincarnate. In this way, human evolution continues until the “resurrection of the self.”Explanation of Paramapadma Dhiranandaji in Spiritual Guide Part 2

Astanga Yoga: Eight-Level Path of Yoga, Classical Yoga, described by Rishi Patanjali in his Yogasutras. For a description of the eight levels, see Spiritual Guide Part 5

Guru: “Often a spiritual teacher is called guru, but God alone is guru manifesting himself in a personal way to guide the aspirant, he does not teach directly, but chooses instruments (teachers) who meditated sincerely and zealously for a long time and received the grace of God to teach others. ” Explanation of Paramapadma Dhiranandaji in Spiritual Guide Part 7

“In Guru Gita, we find the explanation -” Gu “means darkness,” Ru “means remover, someone who removes the darkness of ignorance is called guru.” Explanation of Paramapadma Dhiranandaji in Spiritual Guide Part 8

Guru Parampara: see article on the Guru Parampara by Paramapadma Dhiranandaji

Kriya Yoga : see articles about Kriya Yoga

Samadhi: state of perfect unity. This condition is the result of many years of meditation, devotion, and purity.

Maha Samadhi: Samadhi state, with which the yogi leaves the body at the end of his earthly life.

Nirvikalpa Samadhi: Samadhi state that persists forever after meditation. The yogi has achieved moksha (freedom).

Paramatma : universal spirit , Creator, God.

Swami : Indian monk. The monastic orders were introduced by Swami Shankara (Shankaracharya).

Yoga: means unity; Unity of body, mind and soul; Unity with Atma.

Yogi: see article about the meaning of name and logo of Paramapadma Dhiranandaji.