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Dictionary of Spiritual Terms – B

spiritual dictionary Dictionary of Spiritual Terms - B Dictionary of Spiritual Terms - B pic1Bandha: Posture that contracts organs and muscles, redirects energy flow or prana.

Belief: The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another. The mental acceptance and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something.

Belief vs.Faith: ‘Beliefs’ are existing ideas that one holds to; ‘faith’ looks toward what is to come. ‘Belief’ relates most to knowledge and understanding; ‘faith’ relates most to hope and trust. ‘Belief’ may or may not imply that the believer is certain, whereas ‘faith’ does.

Bhakta: Adevotee.

Bhakti Yoga: Yogic path of devotion.

Bhakti: Devotion.

Bhava: State of being.

Bhaya: Fear.

Bindu: Pstchic centre at the back of the head.

Bodha: Experience Knowledge.

Bodhisattva: This is a buddhist term. A bodhisattva is an enlightened being who having no further need to be reincarnated into the physical, decides to do so to help other achieve enlightenment.

Brahm: The Hindu entity who is the union of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

Brahma: Brahma is a Hindu god, one of the members of the Hindu Trinity, along with Shiva and Vishnu.

He is regarded as the creator of the universe. His consort is the goddess Saraswati, who provides him with the wisdom and knowledge needed to create the universe. As creation is the greatest work of the mind, Brahma symbolizes the concept of the universal mind, as well as the individual intellect. Because of this, he is worshipped mostly by those seeking understanding or knowledge, like students and teachers.

Brahman: The impersonal absolute al prevailing spirit.

Brahmin: Alearned pious person.

Bramlok: The world of Brahma the highest state of pure existence.

Buddha: Enlightened one.

Buddhi: Intellect.

Buddhism: Buddhism is a religion & philosophy founded in India in the 6th century B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha). It teaches the practice of meditation, observance of moral precepts. Buddhism declares that by destroying greed, hatred and delusion which are the causes of all suffering, man can attain perfect enlightenment.

Buddhism defines reality in terms of cause-and-effect, accepting the doctrine common to Indian religions of samsara, or bondage to the repeating cycle of births and deaths according to ones physical and mental actions.