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(Subtle Mental World): the fourth loka in Sanskrit.
the first and most subtle part of the
mind. It is the decision-making part of the
mind. After messages are received by
Chitta, then recognized
part of the
mind, decisions will be made as to how
to react to the message by this part.
The decision which will be made most of the time
will be influenced by the state of spiritual progress of the person
the propensity or reaction comes).
The Universal Mahattattva is the decision-making
part of the
the One the Muslims are waiting for, as Christians are waiting for
the One Buddhists are waiting for, as Christians are waiting for
Male: the Divine Logic.
interchangeably as Adam and
the Higher Nature): the
male part that was separated from the original dual-natured
Adam. However, it has also been used interchangeably with the
same meaning as
Also it has been used to symbolize the higher
nature (Divine Logic) of the human in general. When this Divine
Logic is directed toward the mundane, it becomes worldly logic.
Master, Sat-Guru): same
the third chakra in Sanskrit.
Manomaya Kosha (Mind)
the Kosha corresponding to the third chakra.
the empowered words used to invoke the latent spiritual forces.
As it is explained in the books
The Base and
The Essence, the first
expression of awareness appeared in the universe at the time when
the balance between the three forces in the universe was disturbed.
Then the operative powers of the
three gunas were released, which
was "The Word." This Word is the
creative power in the universe and created the first sound
Sound cannot be without vibration. So
through this Word, with different frequencies, many different things
were created in the universe. In reality all things are nothing
but vibrations at different frequencies.
For example, two objects with similar frequencies
can stimulate each other even if only one of them is put in motion. That is, if there are two objects with the same frequency range
close to each other, and we vibrate one of them, the other one will
be vibrated without any need of external stimulation.
This law is also true in the spiritual sphere
which consists of ethereal factors. If the vibrational frequency of
different levels of spiritual states are known, that level of spirit
can be vibrated (awakened) with the sounds of the same frequency,
and that state of consciousness can be realized and mastered.
Mantras are the words which are used for this
purpose. Their power is their ability to stimulate and awaken
different levels of
and bring understanding of that level to the Soul.
Also the effect of music follows the same
principle. That is why according to the level of spiritual
advancement, different people like different kinds of music. Also
each type of music affects people differently. Therefore,
listening to spiritual music is recommended, and any music which is
and agitating to the
should be avoided.
However, in higher consciousness a person can no
longer enjoy earthly music because his music is in
heaven, which is superior to earthly music.
greed is the mark of those who are in their lower natures "mark of
the beast" (The Revelation, chapter 13) -- and are the
their desires, and are attached to this external world.
mosque; Islamic equivalent to a temple,
the illusion of separation from
God, which results in the excessive and
unnecessary attraction to the external world.
This universe was made to be utilized for
spiritual progress. When this view is forgotten and things start to
be used in unnatural ways for the satisfaction of the lower nature,
the same becomes Maya (illusion).
For he who follows the
Darma of everything,
there is no Maya.
process of directing attention from going outward to going inward.
In Sanskrit the word for meditation is "sadhana,"
which means "struggle." So it is a process of struggling to know the
self, the relationship of
self with the
universe, and overcoming those forces which are in our way toward
the goal to be(come)
Meditation is not escapism, but an all-out and in
struggle to overcome all kinds of
self-realization are not for those who want to escape the struggling
but are for those who are soldiers of the Lord.
Mehdi (Mahdi): see
Messiah (Messias): the
Savior; the one who comes to the earth to further human progress
toward their goal and their understanding of
God. He comes at a time when many have
reached higher consciousness and the old teachings lose their
validity or have been badly distorted, or when confusion ("cloud")
has overcome human understanding. Then the Messiah brings "the new
wine, nectar of realization).
Angel (Raja Guna): the
mutative force in the three
creative forces of the
universe (three gunas). It is the force
responsible for actions in the universe or the part of the
that feels "I do." That is
why it is Michael and his
Angels which fight with the
Maya) in chapter 12 of
Middle Path: balance.
The human is an extremist. For most of them, it
is either black or white. But the best way is the middle path, or a
balanced path between physical (material), mental, and spiritual
needs. Emphasis on any of them without progressing in others is
However, because to maintain this balance is
difficult, humans should strive toward this balance, but at the same
time remember that all things depend upon
time, place, and person.
According to the time, place, and person, the action can be from
Therefore, unless that complete balance is
achieved, the middle path means to strive for creating the balance
between the physical (material), mental (psychological) and
spiritual spheres with flexibility to adjust to the situation. Also
it means not to go to extremes.
Mind: in general refers to
the three parts of the human mind as
Chitta (tama guna),
Especially it means when man is bound by his
desires toward the external world, then he will create a
false ego as mind,
which makes life miserable.
When the mind becomes spiritualized, it becomes
(when it is directed toward
and "I am" feels it is a part of the "I
Mithra: the sun god of
the religion of Zoroastrianism.
a branch of the Zoroastrian religion whose followers worshipped the
Mithra, one of the gods
of this religion.
It was believed
Mithra would be born
from a virgin who would come at the end of time to destroy the dark
forces and establish the truth.
This branch of Zoroastrianism spread from its
original land (Persia) to the West and later on became one of the
most prominent religions in the Roman Empire.
In fact the signs of the sun can be seen in the
Roman culture in their equipment, clothing, and even their
hairstyles. It is believed that if
Christianity had not been
accepted by the Romans, the religion of the West would have
continued to be Mithraism.
Christianity replaced this religion. However, many of its
beliefs, dogmas, and festivals continued to exist under the newly
and continue even to this day.
the last day of judgment.
Moaad is one of the three principles of
Islam. The other two are
"Tohied" and "Nabovat." Moaad means there will be
a last day in which all will be judged according to their lifetime
deeds. Those who have done good, will go to
heaven (higher consciousness or
Pure Consciousness), and
those who have done
evil will go to
hell (will stay in
ignorance, or the manifested
Moon: symbol for
woman, mother of the
family, or the emotional part of the human.
Morning Star: sun.
The largest star which shines after the morning has started, is the
the morning star
is the sun. Its symbolic meaning is the same as for the sun.
Moslem (Muslims): the
Islam (surrendered or submissive
means "to be surrendered and submissive to the Lord."
Therefore a Moslem is one who is surrendered (or submissive) to the
Mother: the Divine
Mount Zion: a symbol
used in the
for the Hierarchy of the Kingdom Of Heaven. The human organizational
structure is shown as a triangle upward (), but the organizational structure of the Kingdom Of
God is shown as a
mountain (or pyramid)
which is much more stable than human organization.
The organizational structure in management starts
with a president at the top, then two or more vice-presidents under
the president, and then some departments under each vice-president. This goes on until the very bottom of the Hierarchy is reached. This
structure is shaped as a triangle upward ().
A mountain also has the same triangular shape (), but it is three dimensional. As the human
organization is triangular and unstable,
God's organization is solid and stable like a mountain.
Mountain also symbolizes people with great
characters and the leaders of society whom others can depend on and
the fifth Caliph of Muslims.
the Prophet and founder of
Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca in Arabia
around 570 to 632 A.D.
the first chakra in Sanskrit.
the silent ones.
murder" is different than to kill. When a person is killed, it is
done either by accident or because of the circumstance that allowed
such a killing (self-defense, by order of the judiciary body, etc.). But when premeditated for selfish reasons, it is murder and is what
is called "shedding the blood" in the
Force (Raja Guna): same as
all the mystical paths followed by many different groups, cultures,
religions, etc. These paths are referred to as the Far East
Philosophies in our teachings (see Far East Philosophy).