Glossary of Terms

the gross body or instrument of the soul. The soul is the doer and the gross body is the instrument. Ham also refers to the ego, the false identification of the soul with the gross body.
the last two letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, representing the individual self and the supreme Self in the pituitary
the material perishable body is ham. The power by which you inhale through your nose is sa, which refers to the soul. In the hamsa stage you forget your existence and feel that sa, inhalation, is the life of the gross body.
ham denotes the physical element that cannot survive without sa, the soul. Ham, that which is absorbed in the biological body gradually rises up into the pituitary where sa abides.
the son of air and faithful servant of Lord Rama, in the form of a mighty monkey. According to mythology, he was a half-brother to Bhima.
two aspects of divine trinity: sustenance and destruction or dissolution of the universe, respectively
(“union (yoga) of the sun (ha) and moon (tha) [principles]”): a branch of yogic discipline, designed to regulate the energy in the body and mind
see dorsal center
(“harm”) maliciousness, injury
(“offering”): offering oblations into the holy fire with mantras; a fire ceremony to achieve a specific aim
the heart; derived from hri, “to receive,” da, “to give,” and ya, “God”
derived from hrishika, which means each body part and the five senses, and isha, which means soul. So hrishikesha means the one who is the conductor of our five sense organs and of each of our body parts.