"Self-realization is meant to ensure fulfilment for one’s own self. It is not reaching somewhere or getting at something external, like going to the peak of a mountain. The attainment is in dissolving the mind and intelligence, and getting into the very core of oneself. In other words, it is like multiplying everything with zero."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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sadguru

sanskrit : सद्गुरु ; a good teacher.

sādhaka

sādhaka  ( Sanskrit : साधक) is someone who follows a particular  sādhanā , or a way of life designed to realize the goal of one's ultimate ideal, whether it is merging with  brahman  or realization of one's personal deity.

sādhanā

sanskrit: साधना; a sādhaka (spiritual aspirant) undertakes a pursuit (sādhanā) to attain the fruition (siddhi's). Generally speaking sādhanā is a discipline or dedicated effort undertaken in the pursuit of a goal, liberation in this case.

samādhi

sanskrit : समाधिः ; Profound or abstract meditation.

samsāra

sanskrit : संसार; सम्यक सरति इति संसार - comprehensive movement, continuous, cyclic change - constitutes our world

samudra

Sanskrit : समुद्रः ; Ocean.

sankalpa

Sanskrit:संकल्प; A vow or determination to perform any ritual observance.

sannyāsa

sanskrit : संन्यास ; renunciation

sannyāsi

sanskrit : संन्यासी ; renunciate

saptarishis

Sanskrit : सप्तर्षयः ; The seven great saints.

śāstras

sanskrit : शास्त्र ; spiritual scriptures particularly Vedantic in nature.

sattva

sanskrit : सत्त्व ; The quality of purity or goodness.

shabdā

sanskrit : शब्द ; Sound.

śreyas

sanskrit : श्रेयस् ; Most excellent, best, everlasting goodness.

sthūla

sanskrit : स्थूल ; Gross.

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