"Our body and this complex world around us is meant to reveal and display the Self variously. Spiritual seeking lies in looking for That which animates the body. Turn the mind and intelligence inward to their very Source. Let the thoughts make you search for the thinking substance, the thinker.  Only then the mystery of the Self will be unveiled."

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Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary

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mahāvākyās

Sanskrit: महावाक्य  ; Sacred utterances of the Vedas. 

mamata

Sanskrit : ममता; The state of 'mine', sense of ownership, self-interest, egotism, pride, arrogance.

manana

Sanskrit : मननं ; Application of mind.

Mantra

Sanskrit : मन्त्र ; a mental formula, expressing a thought or an idea. Normally it represents a spiritual proposition which necessarily carries with it specific purpose and relationship.

mantrajapa

sanskrit : मन्त्र जप ; Repeated chanting of mantra (a sacred phrase given to a seeker when initiated) is called mantrajapa.

mauna

sanskrit : मौन ; silence, to observe silence.

moksha

sanskrit : मोक्षः ; Liberation or final emancipation.

mudra

Sanskrit : मुद्रा ;positions or intertwinings of the fingers commonly practised in religious worship and supposed to possess an occult meaning and magical efficacy.

mukti

Sanskrit : मुक्ति; liberation.

Mundakopanishad

sanskrit: मुण्डक, means: a shaven headed (a Sannyaasin); the trunk of a tree with the branches chopped off ; a barber. One interpretation is that this Upanishad is meant for the Sannyaasins or will make one a Sannyaasin. It is associated with the Atharvaveda.

The hairs seen from outside exist on the scalp but they cover up the scalp. Like that, this world variety appears on the "substratum" called Consciousness but covers the Consciousness. Mundakopanishad removes the cover of world variety (ignorance of multiplicity/fragmentation) and exposes the One Consciousness, the Substratum, the Reality.

As such, the word "Upanishad" also means (upa+ni+sad) "the nearness or assimilation of which removes completely the ignorance".

muni

Sanskrit: मुनि; a saint, sage, seer, ascetic, monk, devotee, hermit (esp. one who has taken the vow of silence).

mūrta

sanskrit : मूर्त ; Personal and Gross.

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