||The five sheaths or coverings of Māyā. Their names are as follows: Kalā (limitation in respect of action), Vidyā (limitation in respect of knowledge), Rāga (attachment or limitation in respect of will), Kāla (notion of time or limitation in respect of bliss) and finally Niyati (notion of space or spatial limitation).
||An epithet of Viśuddhacakra at the base of the throat. Viśuddhacakra is a particular pranic center situated exactly there. In fact, the word "kaṇṭha" literally means "throat".
||A kind of bundle of subtle channels of energy. It is like an egg. It is situated at the base of the spinal column and extends from one inch above perineum up to the navel, that is, twelve inches high and four inches wide approximately. From this egg-like Kanda, all nāḍī-s or subtle channels arise.
||(1) The means of Knowledge (Jñāna) and Action (Kriyā), that is, Antaḥkaraṇa (the group formed from intellect, ego and mind). (2) One method pertaining to Āṇavopāya in which you meditate on your own body --aided by Mudrā-s or Seals-- as a compendium of the entire universe.
||The group of "Khecarī, Gocarī, Dikcarī and Bhūcarī". These four are śakti-s or powers. Khecarī has to do with the knower or experient. Gocarī has to do with the Antaḥkaraṇa of that knower or experient. Dikcarī is connected with the sense organs of him, and finally Bhūcarī is related to the existent objects. In short, this is another way to classify the group of tattva-s or principles.
||It literally means "action, deed, rite". From a philosophical viewpoint, it means the accumulated effect of actions in past and present lives. The precept "as one sows, so shall one reap" is the base of the Karmic law. In sum, every action you do leaves behind it an impression (saṁskāra) that has the power to cause either joy or sorrow in the future according to the respective nature of the action from which it is originated.
||The five powers of action (not the physical organs associated with them): speaking (Vāk), prehensile (Pāṇi or Hasta), locomotion (Pāda), excreting (Pāyu) and sex (Upastha).
||(1) The primordial Power. A synonymous with "Śakti". (2) The five powers over which the 36 tattva-s or principles are firmly founded. Here you are their names: Śāntyatītā, Śāntā, Vidyā, Nivṛtti and Pratiṣṭhā. They are the subtle aspects of objectivity. From Śāntyatītā the first two tattva-s shine forth. From Śāntā 3rd to 5th do. From Vidyā 6th to 12th do. From Pratiṣṭhā 13th to 35th do. And finally, from Nivṛtti just 36th tattva emerges. (3) Part; particle; aspect. (4) One of the five Kañcuka-s. Kalā is the tattva that brings about limitation in respect of action. It arises when Śiva contracts His Supreme Power of Action or Kriyāśakti.
||The entire Sanskrit alphabet, from "a" to "kṣa". Although the letter "kṣa" is not formally included in the Sanskrit alphabet because it is really a conjunct and not a single letter, it is sometimes considered to be the last letter of the alphabet. "Cakra" means "group" and "Kalā" means "Śakti" or "Supreme Power". Other names for this group are as follows: Mātṛkacakra, Mātṛcakra and Devīcakra.
||That whose body or nature is activity. It is an epithet of Kārmamala.
||One of the three mala-s or impurities. Kārmamala pertains to limitation in respect of action. It awakes in a limited being the erroneous notion that: "I am a doer".
||Effect. The objective universe is also known as "Kārya" because it is the "effect" of a higher "Kāraṇa" or Cause (Śiva).
||Time. A synonymous with Kālatattva.
||Principle of Time. Time. It is simply the aggregate of past, present and future. It is the tenth tattva or category in Trika. However, at this level Time is not completely operating in the form we know it, but it is just a notion of division into parts (kāla). This tattva arises when Śiva contracts His Supreme Bliss or Ānandaśakti.
||It is a technical name for the great toe of the right foot. The ordinary name would be "daksiṇapādāṅguṣṭha".
||The power that determines the sense of succesion. This sense of succession will lastly bring about in Śiva (You) the sensation of time being elapsed.
||The fire (agni) of (the end of) Time (kāla). It is the universal fire that consumes all. In Trika "consumption" is not a synonymous with "destruction". Not at all. Consumption is a process of returning to the primordial unity. For example, when you meditate on Kālāgni consuming all around, you are really becoming one with all around. This is the correct understanding. No idea of sins and impurities being consumed in Trika. Śiva is all.
||Lit. "the temporal course". The subjective side of Ṣaḍadhvā (the six courses of manifestation), which consists of: Varṇa, Mantra and Pada. The other side is Deśādhvā or "spatial course".
||A curved (kuṭila) form (ākṛti) in which the vital energy flows before the awakening of Kuṇḍalī or Kuṇḍalinī.
||A synonymous with Kuṇḍalinī.
||The Supreme Power or Śakti lying coiled up in Mūlādhāra. Since She is always awake, one does not need to awaken her as a matter of fact. He only needs to become conscious of Her. This concept is a vital one.
||A particular epithet of the Supreme Power of Will or Icchāśakti (that is responsible for the manifestation of all this universe). She is known as "kumārī" because (1) She carries on the universal manifestation, (2) dissolves (mārī) Māyā (the energy creating differences and separation) and (3) is a virgin damsel serving Śiva --She is virgin since She has not given birth to any child (universe)--. When a Yogī becomes conscious that "He is Śiva", his Power of Will (1) carries on the world-process as a divine play, (2) dissipates Māyā or the veil covering his essential nature, and (3) serves him as a faithful virgin damsel. It is to be noted that from Trika's viewpoint, no universe actually has been manifested because "all" is the body of Śiva (You). In that sense, the Power of Will is as a virgin damsel with no child at all, that is, without any universe.
||Retention of breath.
||An epithet of Śakti, the Supreme Power. It is Śakti shining forth in the form of 36 tattva-s or categories of manifestation.
||An epithet of Śāmbhavopāya. It literally means "The way of Kula", that is, the discipline for achieving Enlightenment.
||A Śākta system (that is, a system based on the Śakti's viewpoint) in which you attain to Enlightenment through Sanskrit alphabet.
||Magic or tickling of the armpit.
||A technical name for the letter "kṣa". It literally means "the most excellent seed letter".
||Lit. "made artificially, not naturally or spontaneously produced". In Trika, all that is constructed by thoughts is Kṛtrima. Reality lies beyond the net of thoughts.
||Lit. "one who is alone or isolated". In Trika, this term is used regarding a person who has attained to final Liberation.
||Lit. "isolation, aloneness". A state in which one is freed from Māyā.
||Lit. "Succession". One system closely allied to Trika in which you go through "successive" stages in order to achieve final Liberation. This system is based on Śāktopāya. It is also known as Mahānaya and Mahārthadarśana.
||A succession of Nimīlanasamādhi and Unmīlanasamādhi.
||Lit. "Yoga of action". An epithet of Āṇavopāya, which is also known as Kriyopāya.
||Power of Action. The power by which Śiva assumes any form He wishes. It is predominant in Sadvidyā (the fifth tattva or category according to Trika).
||Play or sport. In Trika this word is often used in the sense of "Divine Play of Consciousness". In other words, the entire universe being looked upon a Play of Śiva.
||Lit. "field", but in Trika is a holy place of pilgrimage.
||Lit. "knower of the field". An epithet of the limited individual.
||Conservation and preservation.
||Agitation. In Trika agitation is synonymous with indentifying oneself with his subtle and gross bodies.