Glossary of Terms

realized master and God-intoxicated monk of fifteenth-century India
(“wheel”) a spiritual center, wheel, disc, energy centers in the spine and brain; derived from the root verb char, “to move”
food which is chewed; one of the four types of food described in the Bhagavad Gita
(“four limbs”): refers to the last four limbs of the Ashtanga Yoga system
the four Vedas
a spiritual warrior on the side of Pandava. Chekitana comes from chekit, which means within a short time, and tana, which means the divine sound and the various melodies which are the inaudible talk of God.
“life force” of human beings in the pituitatry; one of the five levels of the subtle vacuum located between the ajña (soul center) and sahasrara (fontanel) chakras
a nerve channel inside the spinal canal that causes extreme attachment and delusion in the navel and heart centers
memory; derived from the root chit, “to be conscious”
food that is eaten by sucking; one of the four types of food described in the Bhagavad Gita
the muladhara chakra, the bottom center, corresponding to the earth element
a state in which one is merged in God and free from all bonds. In this state you perceive the vacuum, hear divine sound from the high heaven down to the ground, and see light pervading the universe.