Ayurveda — The ancient herbal medicinal treatment started by Lord Dhanavantari, one of the Lord’s innumerable incarnations. It uses herbs, minerals for cure; literally translated as The Science of Life.
Bhagavad Gita — Spoken five thousand years ago by the Supreme Lord Krsna to His royal disciple Arjuna. English translation and commentary is available from the author.
Bhagavatam — Beautifully presented transcendental narrations of the Supreme Lord, written five thousand years ago by Srila Vyasadeva, a literary incarnation of the Lord.
Brahma — The first created being, who engineered and designed this material world.
Gita — See Bhagavad Gita.
Guru — A Scripturally authorized Spiritual Preceptor who destroys the ignorance of his follower by imparting transcendental knowledge, and takes charge for liberating the follower from the cycle of birth and death.
Kasyapa — One of the progenitors of creation and the son of Brahma. Lord also incarnated from him as Lord Vamanadeva.
Krsna — The Supreme Lord who appears from time to time to save His devotees and annihilate miscreants. He appeared five thousand years ago to speak the Bhagavad Gita. Literally means “All Attractive Lord”.
Mantra — A medium to please the Supreme Lord, a confidential spiritual hymn given by the Spiritual Master to his trusted disciple at the time of initiation.
Pandit — A person born into an unbroken chain of Brahmana line connected to Lord Brahma, the creator of this universe and spiritually a very learned person.
Sanskrit — The language of God or a demigod, which was used by the Lord to speak and write all the Vedic scriptures.
Spiritual Master — The Spiritual Preceptor, as respected as Jesus in Christianity. See also Guru.
Upanisad — The spiritual writings meant to destroy ignorance by revealing the transcendental knowledge of the Supreme Lord and cutting the bonds of material existence. The main aim is to teach the secrets of the Vedas.
Vedas — The original four books of knowledge directly revealed by the Supreme Lord to Lord Brahma, the first created being. Literally means “The books of knowledge”.
Vedic Scriptures — All the ancient holy books of India written in Sanskrit denoting the science of God.