Awakened Life Glossary
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 This glossary of terms used by Her Holiness Sai Maa and the Awakened Life community will help you better understand and go deeper with the teachings. Click on the term to read the full definition and additional information.

Aarti
Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light …

Akashic Record (also Akash, or Akash Remembrance)
Compilation of energetic information which contains …

Amrit or Amrita
Translates as immortality and is often used to …

Ananda
Spiritual bliss …

Antahkarana
Energetic bridge or tube of light between the …

Ascended Master
One who was once a human being and …

Ascension
Transformation of matter into the higher frequencies of light …

Atma(n)
Self, Higher Self or Supreme Self. The true essence …

Baba
(See Sai Baba)

Bhakti
Devotion. Refers to the spiritual practice or the state …

Blue Pearl (also blue light)
Subtle energy structure located in the bindu …

Body Consciousness
State of consciousness or being associated with …

Chakra
Spiritual energy vortices (centers) in the subtle body …

Chant (also bhajan)
Verbal repetition of sacred phrases or mantras, usually …

Christ Consciousness
State of consciousness in which one realizes …

Christ Self
(see Higher Self)

Consciousness
Foundational state of beingness, the basic constituent …

Dakshina
An offering, often monetary, given to the Guru/Teacher …

Darshan
Vision or experience of the divine brought about …

Deva(s)
Deity. Benevolent supernatural being …

Dharma
Concept of right action, duty, or destiny that …

Diksha
Initiation. Referring to a transference of divine energy …

Divine Feminine
The energy and qualities of the Divine Mother within …

Divine Masculine
A universal energy that we all carry within us and …

Divine Presence
(see I AM Presence)

Duality
The view that the universe and the nature of …

Elohim
Elohim are powerful light beings which have …

Enlightenment
Spiritual liberation or Self-Realization. Being consciously and permanently …

Golden Age
A period or era of great peace, purity, truth and prosperity …

Grace
Divine gift and energy that allows all our spiritual …

Great Silent Watcher
A cosmic being who sustains the immaculate concept …

Guru
Translates as from darkness to light, and refers to a spiritual …

Higher Self (Christ Self, Buddha Self, Atma)
Dimension of our being that serves as a step-down transformer …

I AM Presence (also the I AM, the I AM Principle or the Presence)
The highest dimension of our being and represents …

Initiation
Ceremony by which the student is instructed in …

Jagadguru (see Guru)
Guru of the universe …

Jai (also Jay or Jaya)
Translates as hail to or glory to. Usually used in a mantra …

Japa
Practice of rhythmic repetition of a sacred name …

Karma
Action. Referring to the universal principle of cause …

Kirtan
A call-and-response style song or chant …

Kundalini (also Mother Kundalini Shakti)
Powerful divine energy that lives within every human …

Ley Lines
Energetic pathways or channels of the earth, akin to …

Light Body

A grid of light or subtle energy that unifies the physical, emotional, mental, and …

Maa (also Ma, Mata, Mataram, Mataji)
Mother or Divine Mother, used to show both …

Mala
String of 108 beads used in practicing japa …

Mandir
Sacred temple …

Mantra
Sacred word or phrase used in a prescribed way, often …

Maya
Translates as illusion or ignorance, and refers to that which …

Meditation
Type of spiritual practice used to …

Merkaba
From the Hebrew word meaning chariot or vehicle, and can also …

Moksha
Spiritual liberation, enlightenment …

Mother Kundalini Shakti
(see Kundalini)

Mother Divine
Feminine aspect of God …

Namaste
Greeting meaning I honor the divinity within you. Often spoken with …

Narayan
An ancient Vedic name for Lord Vishnu …

Om (also Aum)
Primordial sound by which the universe came into …

Om Jai Jai Sai Maa
Mantra or greeting meaning Hail to Mother Divine …

Om Namah Shivaya
Mantra or greeting meaning I honor the divine within me …

Omnipotence
One aspect of God, representing unlimited power …

Omnipresence
One aspect of God, representing presence … 

Paramatman
Supreme Self or Supreme Soul …

Permanent Atom
Focal point for the divine spark manifest within …

Prana
Breath. Pure, life-giving force that resides within all …

Presence, the
(See I Am)

Pundit
A learned priest, scholar, or teacher of the Vedas …

Puja
Worship or ritual to invoke and give praise to an aspect of the …

Sacred Fire
Master power of life that resides within everyone …

Sadhana
Spiritual practice or discipline. The goal of sadhana …

Sadhaka
Spiritual aspirant, the practitioner of a spiritual …

Sadhu
One who takes an initiation of renunciation within …

Sai Baba
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, affectionately called “Baba,” is …

Samskara (or Sanskara)
Subtle energy impressions or imprints of past …

Sat-Chit-Ananda (also Sachchidananda)
Phrase meaning existence (Sat), consciousness (Chit), bliss (Ananda), referring to …

Satsang
Translates as in the company of truth and refers to …

Self, the
(See Higher Self)

Seva
Selfless service. A spiritual practice of offering any form …

Shakti
Divine feminine creative power or energy that …

Shiva
Divine presence or consciousness that destroys all …

Siddha
One who has attained spiritual perfection through yoga …

So Ham (pronounced so hum)
Mantra meaning I AM and used as ..

Soul
Our essence, or the spark of light residing in the heart …

Source
All-pervading Oneness from which all of …

Sri (or Shri)
Title of respect …

Subtle Bodies
Layers of subtle energy surrounding the physical body …

Supreme Self
(See I AM)

Tantra
The doctrines or principles of the tantras …

Universal Consciousness
Eternal consciousness of the Higher Self. Realization …

Vedas
Ancient sacred scriptures cognized by the seers of …

Yagya
Sacred fire ceremony. An ancient Vedic science …

Yoga
Practice leading to the state of union with God, or that …

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