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 Words beginning with Semivowels - Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir


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*Sanskrit terms occurring in the definitions have generally their own definition in the Glossary as well.

1. युगपद् Yugapad Simultaneously, at the same time.
2. योग Yoga It is both the union with the Supreme Self and the way leading to that union. By "union", it is meant "recognition" of one's own divine nature and not something to be acquired. In other words, Yoga or union is already existing in oneself but, in any case, he fails to recognize it for the most part.
3. योगिनी Yoginī The Supreme Power of the Absolute (Śiva). This term is also used to mention any of the Yoginī-s (Khecarī, Gocarī, Dikcarī and Bhūcarī, etc.). In turn, the word is often used to name a woman who has attained union (Yoga) or communion with the Supreme Self, or who is on her way to do so.
4. योगिन्यः Yoginī-s
(Yoginyaḥ is the plural number of Yoginī in proper Sanskrit)
The divine powers emanating from the Divine. Nevertheless, this term is also used to designate the four śakti-s or powers emerging from Vāmeśvarī, i.e. Khecarī, Gocarī, Dikcarī and Bhūcarī.
5. योगी Yogī A man who has has attained union (Yoga) or communion with the Divine, or who is on his way to do so.
6. योगीन्द्र Yogīndra Lit. "a chief among the yogī-s". It is an epithet of the great yogī who has attained the highest state of consciousness.
7. योनि Yoni It has several meanings: (1) Womb; (2) The group of consonants; (3) Māyāśakti (do not mistake this for Māyātattva, which is completely different); and (4) the group of powers consisting of Ambā, Jyeṣṭhā, Raudrī and Vāmā.
8. योनिवर्ग Yonivarga An epithet of both Māyīyamala (also known as "Māyikamala") and Māyā.
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