below to hear the pronunciation
Sabbath: day of rest
and attunement to
The very base of
spiritual progress is to be able to calm the
mind, contemplate, and attune the
self to the truth of the universe. That is why
Sabbath as being one of the most important Commandments. That is
because if a man cannot rest and calm his
mind, he would never
So it is very important that at least one day of
the week be for rest, fasting, and kept
holy by calming the
and contemplating creation,
and the truth behind them.
Sacrifice: to give of
the self (physically, mentally, or spiritually) for others. In the
highest form, sacrifice means not to be self-centered.
the seventh chakra in Sanskrit.
a derivation from "Salaam," "Shal-om," "Salute," and "OM
It means "hello, goodbye, peace, be surrendered to the Divine
(Lord), health, safety, greetings, kind wishes, courtesy, honor, to
give a sign of respect, and good will; and the position (as of the
hand) or the entire attitude of a person saluting another person."
In short, "Sal-Om" means, "We pay our salutations
to the Divinity within you (to the Divine vibration
OM), and wish you to be
surrendered and submissive to Him, and to understand and follow His
Laws. Then you will have the best in the universe." Sal-Om!
Samarians: same as
House of Israel.
the effect of the action which remains in the universe in order for
the Soul to receive its proper rewards or punishments. This is the
description of samskara according to the
However, when a person repents and never again
sins, he will be forgiven,
because the purpose of all these Laws and creation is to help man
overcome his lower nature and go to his
So if a person accomplishes this goal, there is
no point that he be punished or gain experience which he has already
achieved since he is ready to refrain from repeating his past
When a person starts to meditate, samskaras are
stirred up and the repetitive pattern which so far was controlling a
person's life becomes even more intense. Also by
meditation, the awareness increases. With a more intense life
and greater awareness, with His
Grace, lessons are
learned quicker and progress is accelerated.
Sannyasin (same as renunciate):
those who dedicate their lives to serve God and forgo marriage and
family life. It also means those who are not attached to the
result of their actions (are surrendered and submissive to God).
Sarkar, P. R.
earthly name of the Baba, the founder of Ananda Marga (the Sixth
Sat, Chit, Ananda
(Truth, Consciousness, Bliss): Ananda
is the experience of realization. It can be accomplished by a person
who truly (Sat) knows his consciousness (Chit). Such a person will
experience bliss (Ananda).
He who truly (Sat) knows the consciousness (Chit)
will experience bliss (Ananda). Or, by truly (Sat) knowing the
(Chit), you will know
is bliss (Ananda).
Man-god): The individual who, for the first time, reaches
but comes back to this world in order to help others to reach
Consciousness. Such a person is called a Sat-Guru,
Satayaloka (True World, Essence, The Reality)
loka in Sanskrit.
a company of people who gather together to talk about
and truth; good company.
There are three kinds of gatherings:
There is idle gathering which is when people
gather together and exchange idle talk, which neither helps them
materially (worldly) nor spiritually. Such a gathering and talk
should be avoided by those who are in the path of the
There is a gathering to discuss and solve the
real problems (real
problems, not unreal problems from
or passion). These gatherings are helpful to take care of worldly
matters, "sufficient unto the day is the
thereof" (Matthew 6:34).
The third kind of gathering is the one in which
people gather to talk about
His creation, and Truth. This kind of gathering is the most
desirable. In fact, to establish such a gathering and worship will
help in solving most of the other small problems. This kind is Satsang. Faith comes by hearing!
Also Satsang refers to realizing the truth
through visualizing (to see the truth), through hearing, reading,
etc., or all the things which are truth or aid us in realizing the
An example of this is: When a person sees an
unhappy person and realizes that this person is unhappy because he
or she does not know
God. This realization or
observation is a Satsang.
So Satsang in general is whatever helps us to
God (CHIT), which
is truth (SAT).
(Sentient Force): the most
force in the
(one of the
of the universe (Universal
Mind). It is responsible for the feeling of "I
know" in the individual
Universal Mind. It is the same as the
It is the decision-making part of the
satva guna is
dominant in a subject, that subject is called satvic or sentient. For example, satvic foods are those with
dominating in them. Anything satvic is preferable over
Also, sometimes subjects change their position as
in different situations (according to
and person). For example, the food that is
in a hot climate might become satvic in a cold climate.
the state of active "Logic" or "Will"; the sixth state of progress.
Sayyed: those who are from Prophet
Scepter, The: the promise of spiritual dominance and kingly
position given to Abram (Abraham).
Sea: the consciousnesses under the
influence of the
tama guna, or when
Sea is a turbulent
water, as is a
consciousness under the influence of the
(turbulent by attraction, fulfilled desires, attachments, and greed
-- the four
winds), and a
turbulent consciousness can neither realize itself nor realize
That is why the beasts (desires and attachments)
arise from the sea in chapter 13 of The Revelation.
used in The Revelation (the last book in the Bible).
According to our teachings, each Seal is One Truth of the Seven
Truths covered as part of the Eternal Divine Path, brought
with each major Prophet and/or religion on earth.
The First Seal:
covers all Mystical Paths. They include Hinduism, Buddhism,
Cabala, Saints in Christianity, Sufis in Islam, and any other
religion that teaches Know Thyself to Know God (self and God are
The Second Seal:
is the Old Testament (Communities of Light, which is
the Base of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth).
The Third Seal:
is the New Testament (Sacrifice).
The Fourth Seal:
is Islam, which means being Surrendered and Submitted to the Will of
God (not being attached to the result of one's action, let God be
the doer, etc.)
The Fifth Seal:
is the Bab/Baha'i teachings (Universalism).
The Sixth Seal:
those who go through these first five Seals (Steps) become the
Elects (Paravipras). This sixth state is the Sixth Seal or the
teachings of the Baba (from the Ananda Marga organization).
The Seventh Seal:
is the Seal of Unification and Revelation of the Seventh Angel
(which Reveals the whole Mystery of God), our teachings.
Self: same as
to be only concerned about the self and its mundane needs
Self-centeredness means to feel separate from the
rest of the universe and to be unconcerned about the rest of
creation. It is a feeling of not being a part of the universe and
the universe a part of the
That is the essence of the feeling of separation,
loneliness, and misery. That is the very reason people seek the
company of others and feel lonely and lost when they are alone.
The opposite of being self-centered is to be
other-centered or universally-centered. That is, to love the self
because you love the whole universe, and because you are also a part
of it. So you love yourself also, and you take care of the
self and the rest of the universe for the same reason, because
God. A person with such a
realization is never alone. He is always with
God is with him, even when in the company of others.
Sentient Force (Satva
Guna): same as
Devil): same as
devil. However, it is
also related to the
(latent spiritual force). When the
is in the first three
the serpent is a "devil."
But when it is raised to higher
chakras, it becomes wisdom, or
Service: to give
physical, mental, or spiritual help to others with no expectation
for any return, or to serve others in the spirit of serving
Service is of three kinds: from
passion, and from knowledge.
Service is from
when it is done for the wrong person (he does not need that
service), at the wrong time, and/or at the wrong place.
Service is from passion when it is done in the
spirit of gaining something in return. In fact such an act is not a
service but is a business.
Service is from knowledge when it is done for the
right person, at the right time, and at the right place, without
expectation. However, service done to do
God's Will is always from knowledge.
Not only can service be from
or knowledge, but also in any situation (time, place, and people)
any decision can be from these points.
the savior in the Zoroastrian religion who comes at the end time.
Shem: one of the three
sons of Noah.
He is the symbol of the father of the Brahmin
(true priest) class in humanity. That is why Abram (Abraham)
is the descendant of Shem.
One of the two main branches of
The followers of Shii'a, who mostly reside in
Iran and the neighboring countries, hold that Ali, the son-in-law of
was the rightful choice for assuming the leadership of the
Moslems as the Imam.
There were three other successors (Abu Baker, Othman, and Omar)
before Ali eventually became the Caliph (the leader of the Muslims).
Even then he was assassinated, and his children did not succeed him
as Caliph. The Islamic government changed from leaders
following the Prophet's example to more secular and was organized as
Shii'as never accepted this situation and also never accepted the
first three Caliphs as legitimate. That became the point of
contention between the Shii'as and Sunnis (who accepted this
situation). Shii'as still insist that this should not have
Shii'as continued following the Imams (Ali's children). This
created great tension between these unofficial leaders and the
central government. So Ali and all his children, who Shii'as
believe should have succeeded him and followed as Imams, were all
poisoned and killed. The twelfth Imam disappeared and that is
who Shii'as are waiting to return as Mahdi (Messiah).
This name is used in Gen. 49:10 as the bearer of
scepter, who will
come and gather the people of
unto himself. This prophecy was fulfilled through
and he gathered the
House of Israel under his banner ()
as Christians, especially the early Christians; read
Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.
the spiritual name of the Baba, the founder of Ananda Marga (the
Shrii Para Maha Yantra
(The Greatest Sign):
laborers; children of
Shudras are the worker type of humans, and are
the ones who do the basic, usually physical, tasks in society.
siddhis means powers. By overcoming the mundane propensities of each
psychic center (chakra),
different powers can be gained.
In a sense these powers are a boon for our work
toward perfection. In another sense, they are a test to see how we
use our acquired boons. If we use them for selfish reasons, either
they will be taken away from us, or they will become a trap and an
obstacle in further spiritual development.
That is why the goal of spiritual practices and
progress should not be to gain siddhis, because they can result in
regression or become a trap in the Path.
However, if a siddhi is gained in the process it
should be used to help others in the path, with the ideation that it
is not ours, but we are only
If a power is gained and is misused, and a person
or persons are hurt, learn the lesson and do not misuse your powers
any more, or if a power is gained and you do not know what to do
with it, just give it up and give it back to the universe until you
are ready for it.
Spiritual practices to gain powers (siddhis)
indeed are of a very low level of consciousness. The goal of
spiritual practices is to be(come)
Divine, which is to
create wisdom, compassion, and become free and one with the
Father and The
Holy Ghost (The
Sign Of Paravipra:
the sixth seal in
The Greatest Sign ()
The name given for the bad records in the
Akashic Records in the
transgression of the Laws (Daharmas)
of the Lord (universe).
revolutionary, counter-evolution, and counter-revolution):
There are five different movements in society:
(1) natural movements: those
insignificant movements that do not bring a deep permanent
change in society, such as fashions.
(2) evolutionary movements:
gradual permanent changes which usually start from the top
of society to the bottom.
(3) revolutionary movements:
sudden, abrupt, permanent changes with great force, which
usually occur from the bottom to the top of the society.
(4) counter-evolution: a gradual
return to the previous state.
(5) counter-revolution: an abrupt
return to the previous situation.
Counter-evolutions and counter-revolutions are
very short lived. The progress of society can never be forced back
for long (read
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth).
Son Of God: same as
the manifestation of the Divine in gross form as a separate
Soul is different than
Spirit is the same as
consists of ethereal factors, and contains the first five
chakras. The Soul is
consciousness with the
three gunas as its
mind. Soul is the same as
Source Of Decrees
Koran): Same as Akashic. Records.
Stars: symbol for the
children in the family, the civil servants in society, and those who
have small spiritual
lights in guiding others
Struggle With God:
this does not mean to struggle against
God. The word "with" here is taken to mean "to be with."
Therefore the sentence "struggle with
God" here means to be on
God's side (Elects) and struggle with Him against those who have
stored memories of this lifetime which are accessible to each
individual by a little effort from the storage part of the brain,
karmas of the past lives.
Submission: when a
person ideates that he and his body are only a
channel for the Lord to do the
With this, there will be no "I" left and the
person is free from egoistical attachment to the result of his
actions because he is not the doer but He is. Then he will be free
from any attachment, and that is the key to salvation.
also means "submission" and this ideation of being submissive to the
Lord is related to the fourth seal ()
subtle body consists of: the
mind (the three parts of the
astral body, and
Sun: the symbol of the father in the
family (male, Logic); same as morning star.
one of the two main branches of
The followers of Sunni differ from the other
Shii'a, in that
Shii'as did not accept the successors of
as legitimate (see
Shii'a) but Sunnis
believe in their legitimacy.
(Consciousness Beyond The First Three
Consciousness: same as "I
do the actions but to surrender the result to the Lord.
Greater than surrendering is to be submissive. That is, to become a
channel for His
Divine actions. In surrendering still an "I" is present who surrenders "the result"
of "his" action to
submission, there is
no "I" left. Because it is He who is the doer, not the individual
"I," therefore no attachment will be created to the result.
the second chakra in Sanskrit.
Swarloka (Crude Mental World)
the third loka in Sanskrit.