The Bhagavad Gita | Study Guide


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The Bhagavad Gita | Glossary


dharma: (n) Sanskrit word for duty; also refers to one's path or purpose in life

equanimity: (n) mental calm or composure, especially in a stressful situation

guna: (n) one of the three qualities of the natural world

karma: (n) Sanskrit word for action, or the sum of a person's actions

karma yoga: (n) Sanskrit term for the "yoga of selfless action"; first type of yoga

myriad: (adj) incredibly large or countless

nonattachment: (n) no reaction to the negative or positive outcomes of an action

rajas: (n) one of the three gunas; represents passion and ego

renunciation: (n) act of giving up or rejecting something

sannyasa: (n) Sanskrit word for renunciation; not regarding the fruits of action

sattva: (n) one of the three gunas; represents virtue and goodness

tamas: (n) one of the three gunas; represents inaction, lethargy, and ignorance

unmanifest: (n) conceptualization of the divine without form

Vishnu: (n) Hindu god, incarnated as Krishna, who is known as the sustainer

vyasa: (n) Sanskrit word meaning "compiler"

yajna: (n) Sanskrit word for sacrifice

yoga: (n) Hindu practice of meditation and mental discipline

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