"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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panchabhūtas

sanskrit : पञ्च-भूत ; The 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water and sky).

parampara

sanskrit : परम्पर ; one following the other , proceeding from one to another (as from father to son) , successive.

pārāyaṇa

sanskrit : पारायणं, स्वाध्यायः ; Reading, Perusal.

parivrājaka

Sanskrit : परिव्राजक; a wandering religious mendicant.

pātivratya

sanskrit : पातिव्रत्यं ; Chastity, devoted attachment, faithfulness, loyalty, modesty.

pratijna

Sanskrit : प्रति़ज्ञा ; A vow.

prāyopaveśa

Sanskrit : प्रायोपवेश ; Abstaining from food and awaiting in a sitting posture the approach of death.

preyas

sanskrit : प्रेयस् ; The desired fruit of heaven etc. but not a means to salvation.

purana

sanskrit : पुराण ; belonging to ancient or olden times.

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