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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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dāna

sanskrit : दानम् ; giving, a gift, donation or a present.

dāsīputra

Sanskrit : दासीपुत्रः ; Son of a servant.

deeksha

sanskrit : दीक्षा ; initiation of a person into the process of spiritual seeking. 

Dhāraṇa

Sanskrit : धारणं ; Support.

dharma

sanskrit : धर्मः ; Ethics, righteousness, a pursuit by virtue of which life will be sustained in any situation, favorable or unfavorable.

dhyāna

sanskrit: ध्यान; Meditation is an exclusive effort – an exclusive pursuit and application of the mind. The effort is to make the mind clear and still.

dośa

sanskrit: दोष:; an admixture of impurity in substance of any object, lending the object to a fault, blame, defect, weakness, injurious consequence, often a detriment to improvement or progress.

duhkha

sanskrit : दु:ख ; Sorrow, Unpleasant part of the Pleasant - Unpleasant pair of opposites.

dvandva

sanskrit : द्वन्द्व ; opposing pairs of duality or fight between two people

dveepa

sanskrit : द्वीपः ; island.

dvesha

sanskrit : द्वेष; hatred, dislike, repugnance, enmity.

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