below to hear the pronunciation
praise be to the Highest in the creation which
Force): the crudest force in the
creative force of the universe (the
operative power of the
three gunas). It is through the
crudifying ability of the tama guna that the
consciousnesses have been made, crudified,
thickened, and enabled the manifested universe
to be created. It is also responsible for the
feeling of "I have
done" (memory) in the individual
Tama guna is also
responsible for the state of
ignorance (crude consciousness) or
unawareness. It is the source which binds the
Soul toward becoming self-centered,
narrow-minded, lost, and having a feeling of
separation from the universe. It is the same as
tama guna is dominating in anything, it
becomes tamasic. For example, tamasic foods are
those in which the
is dominating, and they crudify the
(Beyond the Mental World)
the sixth loka in Sanskrit.
to surrender, to submit; is the root for the
meaning to be surrendered or submissive.
Tat Twam Asi
Am That Also"):
Ability: the ability to communicate
only through the use of mind waves.
Temple: symbol for the body, and
also the universe as the "temple of God." The
body is a universe too, as it has all the
ingredients which can be found in the universe. The Soul of man is the god of the body. The
nucleus (Soul) of the universe is God of the
The buildings as temples are an external
expression of internal truth. They are an effort
to create a symbolic physical structure for this
spiritual meaning of temple. Also a building as
a temple will become a center of worshipping and
gathering for people. This has a social
significance beside spiritually reminding people
of their duties to God.
Third Eye: the
spiritual eye of the human which has been
closed. It is, however, present as the pineal
gland in the center of the brain. When the
spiritual aspirant opens this center in the
middle of the brain, he can grasp the realities
of the spiritual world. His eyes will be opened. He is no longer dead. He will become different
from the people of this world.
Three Gunas, The:
the three forces in the universe as satva
(sentient), raja (mutative), and tama (static). In the operative state, they are the same as the
creative force of the universe (Prakrti). They are also the three parts of the
Universal Mind and individual
The three gunas and consciousness are a part and
parcel of one entity (inseparable). Consciousness is the controller of the three gunas, and the three gunas are the creative
power of the consciousness.
and Person: all things in this
universe depend on time, place, and person
(persons) involved. In any situation, the action
or decision can be from ignorance (irrelevant to
that situation), from passion (being for selfish
gain), or from knowledge (relevant, correct, and
God is one.
"Tohied" is one of the three
principles of Islam. The two others are "Moaad"
In its more expanded
meaning, "Tohied" means that all things have
come from one Source, or from God. So God is
everything, and everything is One. This is
supported by the sentence, "and unto
we return" (which is repeated many times in the
Koran). It means that
we have come from Him and we should return to
Him. Or in other words, He is everything.
In a narrower sense, "tohied" means that there
is only one God to be worshipped as the Supreme
Being. There is no God other than He.
Tree Of Knowledge Of
Good And Evil, The: to follow one's
own feelings and judgment as guidance rather
than to follow God's Laws, Commandments, and
That is exactly what the
did. She "saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise [temptation], she
took of the fruit thereof, and did eat..." (Gen.
She did what seemed good
to her, so felt it was alright. But the result
was to fall into misery and confusion. In fact
that is the reason for the miseries of humanity,
because they do not follow God's Laws and
examples. Instead of sharing and cooperating,
they follow the rule of taking and create
confusion -- because of their crude minds under
the influence of the tama guna (devil,
serpent). So they become fallen men.
Tree Of Life:
immortality and the way to the state of Pure
corrective punishment to guide humanity.
works both individually and collectively. This
can be realized by observing individual lives
and also history. In fact, history is an
especially good lesson to observe and learn
If the human learns these lessons, he can create
a proper environment to live in. Otherwise the
suffering will continue to be on earth.
the twenty-four elements in the body and
universe. These consist of the fifteen fine
organs in the body (the five
Pancha Tatwa, five
organs of the senses, and five organs of
actions), plus five basic elements (ethereal,
aerial, luminous, liquid, and solid), and the
three levels of the mind (the three gunas) along
with the illusive "I am" as a separate entity. These are symbolized as or correspond to "the
four and twenty
in Revelation 4:10.